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Post-war British women novelists and the canon

Nick Turner (Nick Peter)


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  • Title:
    Post-war British women novelists and the canon
  • Author: Nick Turner (Nick Peter)
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Field of Modern Women Writers; 1. Theories of the Canon; 2. Iris Murdoch; 3. Anita Brookner; 4. Ruth Rendell; 5. Emma Tennant; Conclusion: The Contemporary Scene; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    This is a monograph analysing a number of modern British women writers and the way in which the canon of post-war British writing has been formed. With the increasing number of books on contemporary fiction, there is a need for a work that examines whom we value, and why. These questions lie at the heart of this book which, by focusing on four novelists, literary and popular, interrogates the canon over the last fifty years. The argument unfolds to demonstrate that academic trends increasingly control canonicity, as do the demands of genre, the increasing commercialisation of literature, and t
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: London : Continuum
  • Format: 1 online resource (202 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-4725-4270-3;ISBN 1-282-59075-8;ISBN 9786612590757;ISBN 1-4411-7888-0
  • Subjects: English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism; English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism; Canon (Literature); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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