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The British and Irish Novel Since 1960 - James Acheson

The British and Irish Novel Since 1960

By: James Acheson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd September 1991
ISBN: 9780333490198
Number Of Pages: 217

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The thirteen essays in this collection, published here for the first time, survey the work of some of the most major British and Irish novelists of the past thirty years. Featured in it are several writers - Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch and William Golding, amongst others - who established themselves before 1960, and whose work since then has continued to develop in interesting new ways. Most of the essays, however, deal with novelists who have made their appearence since 1960, and who illustrate some of the distinctive characteristics of British and Irish fiction of the last three decades. James Acheson is co-editor of "Beckett's Later Fiction and Drama: Texts for Company", and has published essays on Beckett and other modern writers in various edited collections and journals.

Preface - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Muriel Spark's Grammars of Assent; J.Little - Rough Magic and Moral Toughness: Iris Murdoch's Fictional Universe; J.Fletcher - Doris Lessing's Beautiful Impossible Blueprints; J.Harris - The Expatriate Experience: the Novels of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Paul Scott; Y.Gooneratne - John Fowles and the Fiction of Freedom; L.St John Butler - The Small Worlds of Malcolm Bradbury and David Lodge; J.Acheson - Contemporary Irish Women Novelists; J.Dunleavy & R.Lynch - The Historical Imagination in William Golding's Later Fiction; J.Gindin - Patchwork and Patterns: The Condition of England in Margaret Drabble's Later Novels; G.Cunningham - Essential Imaginings: the Novels of Angela Carter and Russell Hoban; D.Punter - Redeeming the Time: the Novels of John McGahern and John Banville; T.Brown - 'Unconfessed Confessions': the Narrators of Graham Swift and Julian Barnes; D.L.Higdon - The New Internationalism: Shiva Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Buchi Emecheta, Timothy Mo and Kazuo Ishiguro; B.King - Index

ISBN: 9780333490198
ISBN-10: 0333490193
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 3rd September 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 3