Post-war British Women Novelists and the Canon

Post-war British Women Novelists and the Canon

eBook - 2010
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This is a monograph analysing a number of modern British women writers and the way in which the canon of post-war British writing has been formed. With the increasing number of books on contemporary fiction, there is a need for a work that examines whom we value, and why. These questions lie at the heart of this book which, by focusing on four novelists, literary and popular, interrogates the canon over the last fifty years. The argument unfolds to demonstrate that academic trends increasingly control canonicity, as do the demands of genre, the increasing commercialisation of literature, and t.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (195 pages).

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