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Tom McCarthy

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the writing of Tom McCarthy and situates him as one of the exciting experimental voices of contemporary British writing that is seeking to explore the limits and tolerances of ... More


Alexander Trocchi, Tom McCarthy, and Late, Late Modernism

Julia Jordan

in Late Modernism and the Avant-Garde British Novel: Oblique Strategies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857280
eISBN:
9780191890178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857280.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The accidental and the errant have so far been suggested as formal and philosophical principles in the experimental writing of the British post-war scene. Accordingly, late modernism has here been ... More


The Experience of Meaning

Walter Benn Michaels

in The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226210261
eISBN:
9780226210438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210438.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The attraction of materiality--an intensified and literalized commitment to the idea that the work of art must not mean but be--has been a powerful one to both recent theorists and artists. This ... More


Tom McCarthy’s Modernism: Close Encounters of a Pleasurable Kind

Derek Attridge

in Modernism and Close Reading

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198749967
eISBN:
9780191890871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749967.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asks what it is like to read Tom McCarthy’s fiction, what are its peculiar pleasures, and whether the critical instruments associated with the tradition of ‘close reading’ are of any use ... More


Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Daniel Lea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study explores the landscape of contemporary British fiction through detailed analysis of five authors that have emerged to critical prominence in the 21st century. The authors addressed - Ali ... More


Conclusion

Adam Guy

in The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198850007
eISBN:
9780191884467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850007.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion opens by giving two final, but contrasting examples of novelists of the 1960s–70s who register the impact of the nouveau roman: Gabriel Josipovici and Ann Quin. The power of the ... More


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