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Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan

Dominic Head

Abstract

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, both as a stylist and as a serious thinker about the function and capacities of narrative fiction. McEwan's novels treat issues that are central to our times: politics, and the promotion of vested interests; male violence and the problem of gender relations; science and the limits of rationality; nature and ecology; love and innocence; and the quest for an ethical worldview. Yet he is also an econ ... More

Keywords: Ian McEwan, bestseller lists, narrative fiction, vested interests, male violence, gender relations, rationality, ethical worldview, British novelists, innocence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719066566
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic Head, author