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The Resource Twenty-first-century fiction : a critical introduction, Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

Twenty-first-century fiction : a critical introduction, Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

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Twenty-first-century fiction : a critical introduction
Title
Twenty-first-century fiction
Title remainder
a critical introduction
Statement of responsibility
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The widespread use of electronic communication at the dawn of the twenty-first century has created a global context for our interactions, transforming the ways we relate to the world and to one another. This critical introduction reads the fiction of the past decade as a response to our contemporary predicament - one that draws on new cultural and technological developments to challenge established notions of democracy, humanity, and national and global sovereignty. Peter Boxall traces formal and thematic similarities in the novels of contemporary writers including Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, J. M. Coetzee, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, W. G. Sebald and Philip Roth, as well as David Mitchell, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dave Eggers, Ali Smith, Amy Waldman and Roberto Bolaño. In doing so, Boxall maps new territory for scholars, students and interested readers of today's literature by exploring how these authors narrate shared cultural life in the new century"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boxall, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR889
LC item number
.B69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
Label
Twenty-first-century fiction : a critical introduction, Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: twenty-first century fiction -- 1. Late culture in the early twenty-first century -- 2. Inheriting the past: literature and historical memory in the twenty-first century -- 3. The limits of the human -- 4. A curious knot: terrorism, radicalism, the avant-garde -- 5. Sovereignty, democracy, globalisation -- Conclusion: the future of the novel
Control code
ocn828181711
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521187299
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013000014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828181711
Label
Twenty-first-century fiction : a critical introduction, Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: twenty-first century fiction -- 1. Late culture in the early twenty-first century -- 2. Inheriting the past: literature and historical memory in the twenty-first century -- 3. The limits of the human -- 4. A curious knot: terrorism, radicalism, the avant-garde -- 5. Sovereignty, democracy, globalisation -- Conclusion: the future of the novel
Control code
ocn828181711
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521187299
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013000014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828181711

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