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1990s : A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction - (Decades) (Paperback)

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How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1990s shape contemporary British Fiction?

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the turn of the millennium, the 1990s witnessed a realignment of global politics. Against the changing international scene, this volume uses events abroad and in Britain to examine and explain the changes taking place in British fiction, including: the celebration of national identities, fuelled by the move toward political devolution in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; the literary optimism in urban ethnic fictions written by a new generation of authors, born and raised in Britain; the popularity of neo-Victorian fiction.

Critical surveys are balanced by in-depth readings of work by the authors who defined the decade, including A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Caryl Phillips and Irvine Welsh: an approach that illustrates exactly how their key themes and concerns fit within the social and political circumstances of the decade.

Number of Pages: 303
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Decades
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2017
TCIN: 51964668
UPC: 9781350005419
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-9953
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