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The State of the Novel offers a lively yet rigorous investigation into the present state of the contemporary novel—in Britain and beyond—and some speculation about its future. Against the backdrop of globalization, Dominic Head establishes the interests shared by contemporary theorists, cultural commentators, and consumers of novels. Key topics are re-evaluated, including: literary prize culture; the idea of a literary renaissance in the 1980s; provincial fiction; the "post-9/11 novel"; and the presumed superiority of the novel in the US. False, but influential myths about the contemporary novel are challenged. This timely book contributes substantially to a revitalized form of novel criticism, emerging from the shadow of academic professionalism as a relevant and necessary medium.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. The Post-Consensus Renaissance?

2. The Novel and Cultural Life in Britain.

3. Assimilating Multiculturalism.

4. Terrorism in Transatlantic Perspective.

5. Global Futures: Novelists, Critics, Citizens.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405170109
Author:
Head, Dominic
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
History
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Criticism -- Great Britain -- History.
Subject:
English fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
20th Century English Literature
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.60 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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