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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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    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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 15:30
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:30


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