Synopses & Reviews
This guide deals with McEwan's themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts is accompanied by likely exam questions as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Also included in this guide are detailed reading plans for all three novels, questions for essays and discussion, contextual material, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, extracts from reviews, a biography, a bibliography and a glossary of literary terms.
Included are detailed reading plans for The Child in Time, Enduring Love, and Atonement.
"The most attractive feature is the in-depth interview conducted with the author, which gives readers a perspective not found in most literary guides and elicits topics for further thought and discussion." Library Journal
One of a series introducing some of the most exciting works in contemporary fiction. This volume deals with the themes, genre and narrative techniques employed by Ian McEwan in "The Child in Time", "Enduring Love" and "Atonement", and also features an interview with the author.
In "Vintage Living Texts", teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Ian McEwan. It is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Ian McEwan, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide will deal with McEwan's themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.
About the Author
Margaret Reynolds and Jonathan Noakes have between them more than thirty years teaching experience. Their association with Vintage and with the authors guarantees a series that is lively, informative and fun.
This exciting new series provides readers with an introduction to some of the best works in contemporary literature. Each is a guide to the works of the subject author, his or her themes, genre and narrative technique.
Each guide features an exclusive interview with the author giving valuable insights into their writing. The guide also offers an introduction to their themes and methods as well as questions for essays and discussion, contextual materials, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, a picture essay, extracts from reviews, a biography, bibliography, reading list of literary criticism and a glossary of literary terms.
Table of Contents
Vintage Living Texts: Preface
About this series 1
How to use this series 2
Who are these books for? 3
Interview with Ian McEwan 10
Vintage Living Texts
The Child in Time
Reading guides 27
Reading activities: detailed analysis 29
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 69
Reading guides 81
Reading activities: detailed analysis 83
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 119
Reading guides 127
Reading activities: detailed analysis 129
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 164
Vintage Living Texts: Reference
Selected extracts from reviews 171
Glossary of literary terms used in this book 187
Biographical outline 191
Select bibliography 193