An Introduction to Contemporary Fiction: International Writing in English Since 1970

An Introduction to Contemporary Fiction: International Writing in English Since 1970

By: Rod Mengham (editor)Paperback

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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to fiction in the English--speaking world during the period from 1970 to the present day. During this period, a sea change has transformed fiction in English, and this collection introduces the key developments as well as the works of some of the most important writers today.

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Rod Mengham is Lecturer in Faculty of English, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in English, Jesus College, Cambridge


Notes on Contributors. Introduction: Rod Mengham. Part I: Issues:. 1. Constructions of Identity in Post--1970 Experimental Fiction: Kathleen M. Wheeler. 2. The Power to Tell: Rape, Race and Writing in Afro--American Womena s Fiction: Maud Ellmann. 3. Looking Awry: Tropes of Disability in Post--colonial Writing: Ato Quayson. 4. Movement in Fiction: John Harvey. Part II: Key Texts and Authors: . 5. The Dissident Imagination: Becketta s Late Prose Fiction: Drew Milne. 6. The Mutations of William Burroughs: Geoff Ward. 7. 1973 The End of History: Cultural Change According to Muriel Spark: Rod Mengham. 8. Oswald our Contemporary: Don DeLilloa s Libra: N. H. Reeve. 9. Graham Swift and the Mourning After: Adrian Poole. 10. Mapping the Margins: Translation, Invasion and Celtic Islands in Brian Moore and John Fuller: Sophie Gilmartin. 11. The Uses of Impurity: Fiction and Fundamentalism in Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson: Mark Wormald. 12. Sex, Violence and Complicity: Martin Amis and Ian McEwan: Kiernan Ryan. 13. Can Fiction Swear? James Kelman and the Booker Prize: Geoff Gilbert. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/05/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780745619576
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780745619576
  • weight: 428
  • ISBN10: 0745619576

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