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By Brian W. Shaffer

ISBN-10: 1405113758

ISBN-13: 9781405113755

A significant other to the British and Irish Novel 1945–2000 serves as a longer advent and reference advisor to the British and Irish novel among the shut of global conflict II and the flip of the millennium.

The significant other embraces the total variety of this wealthy and heterogeneous topic, overlaying: particular British and Irish novels and novelists starting from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie; specific subgenres akin to the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel; overarching cultural, political, and literary traits akin to display diversifications and the literary prize phenomenon. all of the essays are expert via present severe and theoretical debates, yet are designed to be available to non-specialists.

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

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The fiercely independent Claudia Hampton of Lively’s Moon Tiger insists both that ‘‘[h]istory [is] in the public domain’’ (1987: 50) and that she be part of it, by traveling to Egypt to act as war correspondent. British fiction, then, offers no shortage of strong female characters, eager to take full advantage of the war’s opportunity for a less cloistered role in the life of their nation. What it does not offer, however, is any simple celebration of this new personal and professional liberty. While British fiction of the war duly records the changes in women’s lives brought about by the conflict, it does not always do so favorably.

The impact, then, of this prewar literature is far-reaching, and it creates a starting point for wartime fiction that helps account both for its common pessimism and for its often highly critical presentation of the home front. From ‘‘Phoney War’’ to Blitz Its focus on the home front is one of the clearest legacies of this prelude literature to the war fiction that follows. While certain war novels are set far from England, this fascination with the war away from the battlefield remains a prominent feature of virtually all British fiction of the Second War.

Hartley, Jenny (1997) Millions Like Us: British Women’s Fiction of the Second World War. London: Virago. Hewison, Robert (1977) Under Siege: Literary Life in London, 1939–1945. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Hynes, Samuel (1979) The Auden Generation: Literature and Politics in England in the 1930s. London: Faber and Faber. —— (1998) The Soldier’s Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War. New York: Penguin. Knowles, Sebastian (1990) A Purgatorial Flame: Seven British Writers in the Second World War.

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