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By Philip Tew,Emily Horton,Leigh Wilson

ISBN-10: 1350005398

ISBN-13: 9781350005396

ISBN-10: 144112649X

ISBN-13: 9781441126498

How did social, cultural and political occasions in Britain throughout the Eighties form modern British fiction?

Setting the fiction squarely in the context of Conservative politics and questions on tradition and nationwide id, this quantity unearths how the last decade linked to Thatcherism frames the paintings of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham speedy, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why Nineteen Eighties fiction is a reaction to specific mental, social and monetary pressures is explored intimately.

Drawing at the upward push of individualism and the beginning of neo-liberalism, individuals think about the annoying kinfolk among Nineteen Eighties politics and realism, and among elegy and satire. Noting the construction of a 'heritage undefined' in the course of the decade, the increase of the ancient novel can also be thought of opposed to broader cultural alterations.

Viewed from the viewpoint of newer theorisations of concern following either 9-11 and the 21st-century monetary crash, this examine is smart of why and the way writers of the Nineteen Eighties built fictions according to this decade's personal set of primary crises.

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