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The Resource The 1980s : a decade of contemporary British fiction, edited by Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson

The 1980s : a decade of contemporary British fiction, edited by Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson

Label
The 1980s : a decade of contemporary British fiction
Title
The 1980s
Title remainder
a decade of contemporary British fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson
Title variation
Nineteen eighties
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1980s shape contemporary British fiction? Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in detail. Drawing on the rise of individualism and the birth of neo-liberalism, contributors reflect on the tense relations between 1980s politics and realism, and between elegy and satire. Noting the creation of a 'heritage industry' during the decade, the rise of the historical novel is also considered against broader cultural changes. Viewed from the perspective of more recent theorisations of crisis following both 9/11 and the 21st-century financial crash, this study makes sense of why and how writers of the 1980s constructed fictions in response to this decade's own set of fundamental crises"--
  • "How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1980s shape contemporary British fiction? Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in detail. Drawing on the rise of individualism and the birth of neo-liberalism, contributors reflect on the tense relations between 1980s politics and realism, and between elegy and satire. Noting the creation of a 'heritage industry' during the decade, the rise of the historical novel is also considered against broader cultural changes. Viewed from the perspective of more recent theorisations of crisis following both 9/11 and the 21st-century financial crash, this study makes sense of why and how writers of the 1980s constructed fictions in response to this decade's own set of fundamental crises"--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.91409
Index
index present
LC call number
PR881
LC item number
.A16 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Horton, Emily
  • Tew, Philip
  • Wilson, Leigh
Series statement
The decades series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Englisch
  • Roman
Label
The 1980s : a decade of contemporary British fiction, edited by Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Series editors' preface / Nick Hubble, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson -- [Notes on] Contributors -- Critical introduction / Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson -- 1. Literary history of the decade : the Bomb, kidnappings and yuppies: British fiction in the 1980s / Emily Horton -- 2. The awakening of Caledonias? Scottish literature in the 1980s / Monica Germanà -- 3. The art of bad government : Thatcherism and British fiction / Joseph Brooker -- 4. Postcolonial and diasporic voices 'Black' British women's fiction in the 1980s / Susan Alice Fischer -- 5. Historical representations : the heritage industry and historiographic metafiction : historical representation in the 1980s / Alex Murray -- 6. Generic discontinuities and variations : crises of authority and innovations in form and technique in British fiction of the 1980s / Frederick M. Holmes -- 7.International contexts (North America) : the American reception of British fiction in the 1980s / Brian Finney -- International contexts (Europe) : the Romanian context : between realism and postmodernism -- Timeline of works -- Timeline of national events -- Timeline of international events -- Biographies of writers -- Index
Control code
869847517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781441126498
Lccn
2013048139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60001887385
System control number
(OCoLC)869847517
Label
The 1980s : a decade of contemporary British fiction, edited by Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Series editors' preface / Nick Hubble, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson -- [Notes on] Contributors -- Critical introduction / Emily Horton, Philip Tew and Leigh Wilson -- 1. Literary history of the decade : the Bomb, kidnappings and yuppies: British fiction in the 1980s / Emily Horton -- 2. The awakening of Caledonias? Scottish literature in the 1980s / Monica Germanà -- 3. The art of bad government : Thatcherism and British fiction / Joseph Brooker -- 4. Postcolonial and diasporic voices 'Black' British women's fiction in the 1980s / Susan Alice Fischer -- 5. Historical representations : the heritage industry and historiographic metafiction : historical representation in the 1980s / Alex Murray -- 6. Generic discontinuities and variations : crises of authority and innovations in form and technique in British fiction of the 1980s / Frederick M. Holmes -- 7.International contexts (North America) : the American reception of British fiction in the 1980s / Brian Finney -- International contexts (Europe) : the Romanian context : between realism and postmodernism -- Timeline of works -- Timeline of national events -- Timeline of international events -- Biographies of writers -- Index
Control code
869847517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781441126498
Lccn
2013048139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60001887385
System control number
(OCoLC)869847517

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