You are here

Download A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 - 2000 by Brian W. Shaffer PDF

By Brian W. Shaffer

A significant other to the British and Irish Novel 1945–2000 serves as a longer creation and reference consultant to the British and Irish novel among the shut of worldwide warfare II and the flip of the millennium.

The significant other embraces the complete variety of this wealthy and heterogeneous topic, protecting: particular British and Irish novels and novelists starting from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie; specific subgenres resembling the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel; overarching cultural, political, and literary traits resembling display variations and the literary prize phenomenon. the entire essays are educated by way of present serious and theoretical debates, yet are designed to be obtainable to non-specialists.

The quantity as an entire supplies readers a feeling of the energy with which the modern novel remains to be mentioned.

Show description

Read or Download A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 - 2000 PDF

Best english literature books

The Unbearable Saki: The Work of H. H. Munro

Saki is the said grasp of the quick tale. His writing is classy, good value, and witty, its tone worldly, flippant irreverence introduced in astringent exchanges and epigrams extra neat, pointed, and poised even than Wilde's. The deadpan narrative voice makes it possible for the unsentimental recitation of horrors and the comically ugly, and the new release of responsible laughter at a few very un-pc statements.

Keats and Shelley (Cliffs Notes)

John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley belong to the second one new release of Romantic poets. The Romantics enthusiastic about themselves and nature, in place of society and common and normal principles. those greats helped outline and form the stream.

Troubled Legacies: Narrative and Inheritance

Final wills and testaments create tensions among those that inherit and people who think that they need to inherit. As Victorian, smooth, and modern novels amply reveal, seldom is extra strength expended than on the interpreting of a will. even if inheritances deliver sadness or jubilation, they convey a development for the telling of reports, tales that contain the transmission of legacies - cultural, political, and financial - from one new release to the subsequent.

Additional resources for A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 - 2000

Sample text

Charity, kindliness, generosity, are qualities which they hold in contempt. They are scum’’ (Salwak 1992: 79). Never mind that Amis’s hero wins out in the end because he is fundamentally decent while those around him are not; Maugham, who was firmly rooted in the old order of English novelists and thus saw the Angry Young Men as antithetical to all he stood for, said he counted himself fortunate that he would not live to see what they would make of his country. In an earlier period – say in 1900 – these heroes would never have attained a university education, and their energies would have been channeled into working-class occupations.

Norton. Aristotle (1988) On the Art of Poetry, in Classical Literary Criticism, trans. T. S. Dorsch (pp. 29– 75). Harmondsworth: Penguin. Bergonzi, Bernard (1978) Reading the Thirties: Texts and Contexts. London: Macmillan. Bowen, Elizabeth (1976) [1948] The Heat of the Day. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Calder, Angus (1969) The People’s War: Britain, 1939–1945. New York: Random House. Donnelly, Mark (1999) Britain in the Second World War. London: Routledge. Faulks, Sebastian (2001) [1998] Charlotte Gray.

Britain’s war marked an unprecedented movement of women out of the domestic sphere and into both the work force and auxiliary arms of the military. Indeed, 1941 saw the conscription of young British women, something Calder calls a first in ‘‘civilized’’ nations (1969: 267). Women took up war-related posts in munitions factories, in adjuncts to the armed forces, in government ministries, even at anti-aircraft batteries (p. 268). The war thus entailed a liberation, for women, from homebound roles of wife, mother, and housekeeper, a liberation that involved the novelty of considerable sexual freedom, a development revealed by the tripling of illegitimate birthrates over the course of the war (p.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 16 votes