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Contemporary Novelists
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Novel Today and Yesterday.- Timeline.- Martin Amis: Lucre, Love and Literature.- Pat Barker: In the Shadow of Monstrosities.- Julian Barnes: 'A Mixture of Genres'.- Angela Carter: The Demythologizing Business.- Kazuo Ishiguro: Remain in Dreams.- Hanif Kureishi: In Black and White.- Ian McEwan: The Child in Us All.- Salman Rushdie: A Long Geographical Perspective.- Zadie Smith: Searching for the Inescapable.- Graham Smith: Past Present.- Irvine Welsh: Sex and Drugs and Violence.- Jeanette Winterson: Boundaries and Desire.- New Novelists.- Conclusion.- Index.

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Praise for first edition: 'Well-conceived, well-written and perspicacious.' - Hugh Ormsby-Lennon, Villanova University, USA 'This book will be useful in the lecture room and can be commended as support for undergraduate courses in the field.' - Modern Language Review 'Will be popular with students of contemporary fiction. This study carves an admirably clear and informative path through a great range of subjects...a useful student handbook.' - Times Literary Supplement Praise for the second edition: 'A good, comprehensive overview of contemporary fiction with well-chosen chapters on important novelists, and illuminating commentary on those novelists.' - Merritt Moseley, Professor of Literature and Language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, USA

About the Author

PETER CHILDS is Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Scholarship at Newman University, UK. He is the author of a number of student texts on twentieth-century literature and culture.

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Praise for first edition: 'Well-conceived, well-written and perspicacious.' - Hugh Ormsby-Lennon, Villanova University, USA 'This book will be useful in the lecture room and can be commended as support for undergraduate courses in the field.' - Modern Language Review 'Will be popular with students of contemporary fiction. This study carves an admirably clear and informative path through a great range of subjects...a useful student handbook.' - Times Literary Supplement Praise for the second edition: 'A good, comprehensive overview of contemporary fiction with well-chosen chapters on important novelists, and illuminating commentary on those novelists.' - Merritt Moseley, Professor of Literature and Language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, USA

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