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The Modern British Novel By Malcolm Bradbury

The Modern British Novel by Malcolm Bradbury

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Summary

Bradbury argues that, almost a century after the emergence of Modernism, it is now possible to see the entire period in perspective. His concern to see this century of fiction as a developing whole enables him to discuss both the major names, and writers on the fringe of the critical mainstream.

The Modern British Novel Summary

The Modern British Novel by Malcolm Bradbury

Bradbury argues that almost a century since the emergence of Modernism, it is now possible to see the entire period in perspective. It is clear that the first 50 years - from Henry James, Wilde and Stevenson, through James Joyce, Lawrence, Forster, to Huxley, Isherwood and Orwell - have been extensively discussed in print. The years since World War II, though, have not been examined in depth, yet have produced talents such as Graham Greene, Angus Wilson, Beckett, Doris Lessing, Margaret Drabble, Angela Carter, Ian McEwan, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Fay Weldon, Salman Rushdie and Timothy Mo. The author's concern to see the radical century of fiction as a developing whole enables him to discuss not only the major names, but to include in his overview writers on the fringe of the critical mainstream, or at the sharp edge of experiment, figures as various as Galsworthy, Firbank, Jean Rhys, Edward Upward, Lawrence Durrell, J.G. Ballard, B.S. Johnson and John le Carre.

About Malcolm Bradbury

Malcolm Bradbury (CBE) is a novelist, critic, television dramatis and Emeritus Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. His books include Eating People Is Wrong, The History Man, Rates of Exchange, The Modern American Novel, and The Atlas of Literature.

Table of Contents

Part 1 1878-1945: the turn of the novel - 1878-1900; the opening world - 1900-1915; the exciting age - 1915-1930; closing time in the gardens - 1930-1945. Part 2 1945-2001: the novel no longer novel? - 1945-1954; no, not Bloomsbury - 1954-1960; crossroads - fiction in the sixties - 1960-1969; the ice age -fiction in the seventies - 1969-1979; artists of the floating world - 1979-1989; millennial days - 1989-2001.

Additional information

GOR002713339
The Modern British Novel by Malcolm Bradbury
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-08-02
656
0140296956
9780140296952
N/A
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