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Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Patrick Parrinder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is ‘English’ about the English novel, and how has the idea of the English nation been shaped by the writers of fiction? How do the novel's profound differences from poetry and drama affect its ... More


Inward Migrations: Multiculturalism, Anglicization, and Internal Exile

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Immigration novels became the most vital form of English fiction in the 20th century. Issues of national self-identification and adoption came to be an important theme of the works of Priestly, Ford, ... More


Conclusion: On Englishness and the Twenty-First-Century Novel

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses the thesis that what constitutes the Englishness of the novels is highly dependent on the changing circumstances. Literariness of the English fiction may be attributed to ... More


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