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A.S. ByattCritical Storytelling

A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Alexa Alfer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This comprehensive study of A. S. Byatt's work spans virtually her entire career and offers readings of all of her works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children's ... More

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

Anshuman A. Mondal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a critical introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of one of the most celebrated and significant literary voices to have emerged from India in recent decades. Encompassing ... More

Beat Sound, Beat VisionThe Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Laurence Coupe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision that influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term ‘Beat ... More

Beckett on ScreenThe Television Plays

Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays

Jonathan Bignell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064203
eISBN:
9781781701867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study analyses Samuel Beckett's television plays in relation to the history and theory of television, arguing that they are in dialogue with innovative television traditions connected to ... More

Beckett’s DantesIntertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Daniela Caselli

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071560
eISBN:
9781781701973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a study on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is a reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality. The ... More

British Asian FictionTwenty-first Century Voices

British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Sara Upstone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This text focuses solely on the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the unique contribution of these writers, it positions their work within debates ... More

Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'AguiarRepresentations of Slavery

Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Abigail Ward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Slavery is a recurring subject in works by the contemporary British writers Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar, yet their return to this past arises from an urgent need to understand ... More

David Malouf

David Malouf

Don Randall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068324
eISBN:
9781781701140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study situates Malouf within the field of contemporary international and postcolonial writing, but without losing sight of the author's affiliation with Australian contexts. It presents an ... More

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

Susan Watkins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074813
eISBN:
9781781703274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074813.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study examines the writing career of the respected and prolific novelist Doris Lessing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 and who has recently published what she has ... More

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Andrew Tate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074882
eISBN:
9781781701201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a full-length study of Douglas Coupland, one of the twenty-first century's most innovative and influential novelists. It explores the prolific first decade-and-a-half of his career, from ... More

Gender and Colonial Space

Gender and Colonial Space

Sara Mills

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053351
eISBN:
9781781702284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053351.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is an analysis of the complex links between social relations—including notions of class, nationality and gender—and spatial relations, landscape, architecture and topography—in ... More

Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair

Brian Baker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a comprehensive critical introduction to one of the most original contemporary British writers, providing an overview of all of Iain Sinclair's major works and an analysis of his vision ... More

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

Dominic Head

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066566
eISBN:
9781781701027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this survey, Ian McEwan emerges as one of those rare writers whose works have received both popular and critical acclaim. His novels grace the bestseller lists, and he is well regarded by critics, ... More

James Kelman

James Kelman

Simon Kovesi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070969
eISBN:
9781781701041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

James Kelman is Scotland's most influential contemporary prose artist. This is a book-length study of his groundbreaking novels, analysing and contextualising each in detail. It argues that while ... More

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson

Susana Onega

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a full-length study of Jeanette Winterson's work as a whole, containing in-depth analyses of her eight novels and cross-references to her minor fictional and non-fictional works. It ... More

Jim Crace

Jim Crace

Philip Tew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069123
eISBN:
9781781701232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Jim Crace is one of the most imaginative of contemporary novelists. The author of nine novels, he has received great public and intellectual acclaim across the UK, Europe, Australia and the United ... More

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes

Peter Childs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a comprehensive introductory overview of the novels that situates Julian Barnes's work in terms of fabulation and memory, irony and comedy. It pursues a broadly chronological line ... More

Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich

David Stirrup

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074264
eISBN:
9781781702581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Louise Erdrich is one of the most critically and commercially successful Native American writers. This book is a fully comprehensive treatment of her writing, analysing the textual complexities and ... More

Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z. Danielewski

Joe Bray and Alison Gibbons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This edited collection is the first book-length study of Mark Z. Danielewski, an American novelist who has established himself as a leading figure in the landscape of contemporary literature. It ... More

Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston

Helena Grice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular—and controversial—writers in the Asian American literary tradition. This ... More

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