Ian McEwan's work is paradigmatic for the intricate relationship between art and politics in British fiction. Whereas his early work is more concerned with the family and its perversions, there is a definite politicization after 'The Comfort of Strangers' (1981). The years between McEwan's Venetian novel and 'The Child in Time' (1987) was a period of gestation: he wrote the libretto 'Or Shall We Die?' (1983) and the script for 'The Ploughman's Lunch' (1985) taking up nuclear disarmament and Thatcherism. McEwan saw these ...

Ian McEwan: Art and Politics 2009, Universitatsverlag Winter, Heidelberg

ISBN-13: 9783825356545

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