The 1980s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction

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How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1980s shape contemporary British fiction? Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in ...

The 1980s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction 2014, Continuum Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441126498

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