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Reading behind the linesPostmemory in contemporary British war fiction$
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Natasha Alden

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088933

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.001.0001

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Lesbian postmemory:

Lesbian postmemory:

haunted ‘history’ in The Night Watch

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(p.178) 4 Lesbian postmemory
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Reading behind the lines
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Natasha Alden

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.003.0004

Explores the extension of postmemory from a generational model to one which might work across communities rather than families. Analysis of the relation of Sarah Waters’ novel ‘The Night Watch’ situates it in its literary and historical context as a 21st century queer novel, and one which explores queer ideas of belonging and of life-writing to give voice to a lost past.

Keywords:   Sarah Waters, Lesbian fiction, Queer life-writing, Postmemory

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