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Postwar British Fiction par Andrew Gasiorek

Postwar British Fiction Andrew Gasiorek

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Résumé

Realism is often regarded as aesthetically out of date and philosophically untenable. This book challenges such views and explores the fiction of post-war novelists and identifies a variety of reponses to the modernist legacy.

Postwar British Fiction Résumé

Postwar British Fiction: Realism and After Andrew Gasiorek

Realism is often regarded as aesthetically out of date and philosophically untenable. This book challenges such views. It explores the fiction of several post-war novelists and identifies a variety of distinct reponses to the modernist legacy. Andrzej Gasiorek shows that, although the writers he discusses are deeply aware of realism's problematic nature and depart from it in innovative ways, they do not abandon its commitment to the representation of a public and social world external to the writer. Writers as diverse as Henry Green, Ivy Compton-Burnett, George Lamming, V.S. Naipaul, Doris Lessing, John Berger, John Fowles and Angus Wilson test realist modes to their limits, frequently casting them into new forms in order the better to mediate their most pressing concerns. Gasiorek goes on to argue that a younger generation of novelists who are usually associated with postmodernist flights from realism, such as Angela Carter, Julian Barnes, Graham Swift and Salman Rushdie, subject realism to a searching critique and political pertinence. Far from recycling once potent modes as dead pastiche, novels by such avowedly "postmodernist" writers offer accounts of contemporary dilemmas and acknowledge realism's continuing relevance.

Sommaire

Realism in the postwar world; late modernism as social critique; politics and history in the Caribbean; after social realism; dilemmas of the contemporary liberal; feminist critical fiction; postmodernism and the problem of history; from realism to realisms.

Informations supplémentaires

GOR001568385
9780340572153
0340572159
Postwar British Fiction: Realism and After Andrew Gasiorek
Occasion - Très bon état
Broché
Hodder Arnold
1995-01-12
256
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