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Introduction

Natasha Alden

in Reading behind the lines: Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088933
eISBN:
9781781706367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Introduced the idea of extending postmemory to a British context, and explores the usefulness of the concept in relation to the ‘baby boomers’ born after World War Two. Explores Swift's obsession ... More


About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More


Graham Swift

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Graham Swift's novel Wish You Were Here, set in a melodramatic frame. Perhaps the finest piece of storytelling in Wish You Were Here has to do with the death of a dog ... More


Days of Our Lives: The One-Day Novel as Homage à Joyce

Robert Weninger

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce reduced the narrative time span of his novel, Ulysses, to just one day and thus achieved something that had never been attempted in this way before in the epical genre. In other words, ... More


Backwards Time

Mark Currie

in About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter involves the readings of Graham Swift's Waterland and Martin Amis's Time's Arrow. Waterland is a novel full of explicit theorisation that finds its application in the storytelling ... More


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