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Introduction

Dominic Head

in Ian McEwan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066566
eISBN:
9781781701027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This volume analyzes the works of British novelist Ian McEwan. It considers the problematic claim that McEwan is possibly the most significant of a number of writers who have resuscitated the link ... More


Ian McEwan

Dominic Head

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066566
eISBN:
9781781701027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this survey, Ian McEwan emerges as one of those rare writers whose works have received both popular and critical acclaim. His novels grace the bestseller lists, and he is well regarded by critics, ... More


Sacrifice, Ritual, and Canonical Violence in the British/African Drama of T. S. Eliot, Caryl Churchill, and Wole Soyinka

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036021
eISBN:
9780813038636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter tries to portray that the British drama's canon illustrates the stubborn “otherness” of Africa, permitting the repetition of stereotypical, historically incurious representations of ... More


Foreign Imports

Jenny Mander

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines foreign novels, which greatly overshadowed the English novel. The prevalence of imitations and translations of foreign novels had been a matter of significant critical concern ... More


I Had Not Been False: A Career

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Narayan’s early hardships as an Indian novelist in English were aggravated by his resolve to do something different from his predecessors in south India: B. Rajam Iyer (1872–1898), A. Madhaviah ... More


The Regional and the Global

Liam Connell

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter offers a limited survey of the ways that British regional novelists have engaged in the processes of place-making. It examines novels from England, Scotland, and Wales. In doing so, the ... More


The English Bildungsroman

Richard Salmon

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyzes the formation of the Bildungsroman in nineteenth-century British fiction. The term Bildungsroman is synonymous with a type of novel known as the ‘novel of education’, which ... More


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