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Literature of the 1980s: after the watershed

Brooker, Joseph (2010) Literature of the 1980s: after the watershed. The Edinburgh History of Twentieth-Century Literature in Britain 9. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748633944.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: From the new generation of London novelists, such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan, to feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson, Joseph Brooker relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change. He shows how working class writers such as James Kelman and Tony Harrison protested against Thatcherism and explores the voices of Black British writers including Fred D'Aguiar and Hanif Kureishi. As for the theory of the decade, Brooker relates the rise of postmodernism to the popularity of self-conscious modes of writing and other developments in literary theory.

Item Type: Book
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 15:30
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2957

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