On Modern British Fiction

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On Modern British Fiction

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In this volume, fourteen of today's very best novelists and critics join forces to create a landmark study of the last 50 years of British fiction. Essays by Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel, James Wood, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Wood, Elaine Showalter, and others range from modern historical fiction and nationality to "lad lit" and the comic tradition, from criticism and reviewing to the reception of British fiction in America. Among the many writers explored here are Angus Wilson, Angela Carter, Iris Murdoch, Penelope Fitzgerald, V. S. Pritchett, Naipaul, and Rushdie. Provocative and insightful, this is a must-read for anyone interested in modern fiction.

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Zachary Leader is Professor of English Literature at the University of Surrey Roehampton. Last year he was the Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow in the Humanities at the Huntington Library at San Marino, California. He is at work on a biography of Kingsley Amis, whose 'Letters' he has edited
(HarperCollins, 2000), and his two most recent books are 'On Modern British Fiction' (2002) and 'Percy Bysshe Shelley: The Major Works' (2003), both published by OUP. He reviews for the TLS, the LRB, and several broadsheet newspapers.

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"With a range of contributors comprising the very pick of contemporary novelists, critics, essayists, journalists and academics, if any book stands to illuminate where we are now, it is this one."--William Sutcliffe, The Independent on Sunday


"This is a fine collection for sending a reader back to the sparkling source from whence it came."--Erica Wagner, The Times [London]


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