A.S. Byatt (New British Fiction)

A.S. Byatt (New British Fiction)

By: Mariadele Boccardi (author)Paperback

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This comprehensive new study offers a detailed analysis of all of Byatt's fiction and also discusses her critical output. Mariadele Boccardi examines Byatt's work in the light of postmodern concerns with language, narrative and self-referentiality.

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MARIADELE BOCCARDI is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, UK. Her publications include The Contemporary British Historical Novel: Representation, Nation, Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).


General Editors' Preface.- Acknowledgements.- PART I: INTRODUCTION.- Timeline.- Introduction: A. S. Byatt A 'New' British Novelist?.- A Resistance to Biographical Readings: The Shadow of the Sun (1964) and The Game (1967).- PART II: MAJOR WORKS.- Chronicles of Post-war England: The Virgin in the Garden (1978), Still Life (1985), Babel Tower (1996) and A Whistling Woman (2002).- Victorian Echoes: Possession: A Romance (1990), Angels and Insects (1992) and The Biographer's Tale (2000).- Colours, Textures and Narrative Patterns: A. S. Byatt's Short Stories Collections.- The Inexorable Movement of History: The Children's Book (2009).- PART III: CRITICISM AND CONTEXT.- A Survey of Landmark Interviews.- Other Writings.- Critical Reception.- Bibliography.- Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780230275713
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780230275713
  • weight: 244
  • ISBN10: 0230275710

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