By James F. English
A Concise significant other to modern British Fiction bargains an authoritative evaluate of latest British fiction in its social, political, and fiscal contexts.
* makes a speciality of the fiction that has emerged because the overdue Nineteen Seventies, approximately because the commence of the Thatcher era.
* includes unique essays from significant scholars.
* subject matters variety from the increase and fall of the postcolonial novel to controversies over the fame author.
* The emphasis is traditionally fiction scene, from bookstores and prizes to the altering economics of movie adaptation.
* allows scholars to learn modern works of British fiction with a miles clearer feel of the place they healthy inside of British cultural existence.
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