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A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Alexa Alfer


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 Book (2009). The chapters combine an overview of Byatt's œuvre to date with close critical analysis of all her major works. The book also considers Byatt's critical writings and journalism, situating her beyond the immediate context of her fiction. The chapters argue that Byatt is not only important as a storyteller, but also as an eminent critic and public intellectual. Advancing the concept of ‘ ... More

Keywords: A. S. Byatt, Man-Booker shortlist, Children's Book, critical writings, journalism, storyteller, critic, public intellectual, critical storytelling, writer

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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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Alexa Alfer, author

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