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Twenty-first-century Fiction : Contemporary British Voices (Hardcover) (Daniel Lea)

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This book offers readings of five of the most interesting and original voices to have emerged in Britain since the millennium as they tackle the challenges of portraying the new century. Through close readings of the work of Ali Smith, Andrew O'Hagan, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Hall and Jon McGregor, Daniel Lea opens a window onto the formal and thematic concerns that characterise a literary landscape troubled by both familiar and unfamiliar predicaments. These include questions about the meaning of humanness in an age of digital intercourse; about the need for a return to authenticity in the wake of postmodernism; and about the dislocation of self from the other under neoliberal individualism. By relating its readings of these authors to the wider shifts in contemporary literary criticism, this book offers in-depth analysis of important landmarks of recent fiction and an introduction to the challenges of understanding the literature of our time.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Daniel Lea
Language: English
Street Date: December 23, 2016
TCIN: 52197594
UPC: 9780719081491
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-3154
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