End of Empire and the English Novel Since 1945 PDF ePub eBook

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End of Empire and the English Novel Since 1945 free pdf Available in paperback for the first time, this first book-length study explores the history of postwar England during the end of empire through a reading of novels which appeared at the time, moving from George Orwell and William Golding to Penelope Lively, Alan Hollinghurst and Ian McEwan. Particular genres are also discussed, including the family saga, travel writing, detective fiction and popular romances. All included reflect on the predicament of an England which no longer lies at the centre of imperial power, arriving at a fascinating diversity of conclusions about the meaning and consequences of the end of empire and the privileged location of the novel for discussing what decolonization meant for the domestic English population of the metropole. The book is written in an easy style, unburdened by large sections of abstract reflection. It endeavours to bring alive in a new way the traditions of the English novel.

About Rachael Gilmour

Rachael Gilmour is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies at Queen Mary, University of London Bill Schwarz is a Professor in the Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London

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Author : Rachael Gilmour
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Data Published : 01 July 2015
ISBN : 0719097452
EAN : 9780719097454
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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