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The Resource Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson

Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson

Label
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel
Title
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel
Statement of responsibility
Colin Hutchinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reagan and Thatcher changed everything - even fiction, which is often seen as a bastion of left-liberal thought. This insightful book examines the work of both British and American authors over the last 25 years in order to assess the state of both nations - and their novels - in the context of a triumphant market economy. By looking at writers as diverse as Thomas Pynchon and Martin Amis, Jonathan Franzen and Irvine Welsh, Iain Banks and Douglas Coupland, it scrutinizes the position of the white male protaganist who feels besieged by both sides of the 'culture wars'. Themes of defeat, decline and destruction abound, with the search for redemption hampered by the suspicion that the idea of personal liberation is now the property of consumerism, and the communitarian ethos carries too much conservative baggage. The author concludes that consensus, rather than rebellion, is what shapes the form and content of the social novel in our time."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hutchinson, Colin
Dewey number
823/.9109358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.P6
LC item number
H87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thatcher, Margaret
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • English fiction
  • Political fiction, English
  • American fiction
  • Political fiction, American
  • Social problems in literature
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
Label
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reagan, Thatcher, and the 1980s -- Complicity and British fiction -- Liberal guilt and American fiction -- The communitarian turn -- Futures and pasts -- The battlefield of the self
Control code
223107577
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9780230210455
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)223107577
Label
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reagan, Thatcher, and the 1980s -- Complicity and British fiction -- Liberal guilt and American fiction -- The communitarian turn -- Futures and pasts -- The battlefield of the self
Control code
223107577
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9780230210455
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)223107577

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