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British Fictions of the Sixties


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Table of Contents Preface Introduction: Revolutions of the Mind Chapter One: Authenticity and Audiotape Chapter Two: Realism Renegotiated Chapter Three: Women's Skinny Fiction Chapter Four: Infinite Londons Chapter Five: English Anti-Novels Chapter Six: The Extreme Sixties Chapter Seven: Pornotopia Conclusion: The Future of the Sixties Bibliography Index

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This book charts how the dramatic socio-political changes that marked the decade impacted on the development of fiction during the 1960s.

About the Author

Sebastian Groes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Roehampton, UK. He is the editor series editor of Bloomsbury's Contemporary Critical Perspectives series, the editor of Ian McEwan (2013), and co-editor of Kazuo Ishiguro (2009) and Julian Barnes (2011), all published by Bloomsbury. His monograph The Making of London (2011) traces the representation of London in contemporary fiction.


Nicely provocative. * Times Literary Supplement *
[A] wide-ranging compendium that puts the novel at the centre of a culture ... Groes's study is very timely, and should be attended to in current debates about the periodization of the recent literary past, and of the constitution of the contemporary. * Review of English Studies *
The book represents an important contribution to our thinking not only about the fiction of the 1960s but also that decade's place in our cultural imagination ... Groes has an engaging style, and the imaginative organisation of the material makes the sometimes complex arguments accessible to a range of readers, whilst maintaining a rigorous analysis of the fiction based on a set of thoughtful and often intriguing critical approaches. * Literature & History *

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