By Nick Hubble,Philip Tew,Leigh Wilson
From the autumn of the Berlin Wall to the flip of the millennium, the Nineteen Nineties witnessed a realignment of world politics. opposed to the altering overseas scene, this quantity makes use of occasions in another country and in Britain to envision and clarify the adjustments occurring in British fiction, together with: the social gathering of nationwide identities, fuelled by means of the circulation towards political devolution in Northern eire, Scotland and Wales; the literary optimism in city ethnic fictions written via a brand new new release of authors, born and raised in Britain; the recognition of neo-Victorian fiction.
severe surveys are balanced via in-depth readings of labor by way of the authors who outlined the last decade, together with A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Caryl Phillips and Irvine Welsh: an strategy that illustrates precisely how their key issues and issues healthy in the social and political situations of the decade.
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