The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond

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Wiley, Jan 30, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 184 pages
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Part of the Blackwell Manifestos series, The State of the Novel offers a lively, yet rigorous investigation into the state and future of the contemporary British novel written by an expert in the field.
  • Evaluates the state of the ‘serious literary’ novel and novel criticism
  • Prominent treatment is paid to the ‘internationalization’ of the novel in English
  • Offers a manifesto on contemporary fiction from an expert in this field; Dominic Head is best known for his Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction 1950-2000
  • Establishes the shared interests of contemporary theorists of the novel, cultural commentators, and novel consumers
  • An ideal supplementary text for students and faculty interested in the novel and contemporary fiction

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Ugh, I can't believe I finally finished this book. It only took me about 7 months! This was one I read for school. I was not a fan. Now I have to write up a book review for it and hopefully find some way to put a slightly positive spin on it. Not. Fun. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Dominic Head is Professor of Modern English Literature in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of several books on twentieth-century and contemporary literature, including The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950–2000 (2002), and, most recently, Ian McEwan (2007). He is also the editor of The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, third edition (2006).

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