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A.S. ByattCritical Storytelling$
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Alexa Alfer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719066528

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
A.S. Byatt
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Alexa Alfer

Amy J. Edwards de Campos

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses A. S. Byatt, a writer with a personal and intellectual dislike of literary criticism that places a heavy emphasis on a writer's life. It first provides some background information on Byatt's early career as a writer and her debut novel, Shadow of a Sun. It studies her commitment to the mutually informative discourses of fiction and literary criticism and her popular reimaginings of the Victorian past. This chapter also studies some of Byatt's novels, which are discussed in detail in the following chapters.

Keywords:   A. S. Byatt, literary criticism, writer's life, Shadow of a Sun, informative discourse, fiction, reimaginings, Victorian past

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