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The Grotesque in Contemporary British Fiction (Paperback)
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The Grotesque in Contemporary British Fiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/06/2020
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The grotesque in contemporary British fiction reveals the extent to which the grotesque endures as a dominant artistic mode in British fiction and presents a new way of understanding six authors who have been at the forefront of British literature over the past four decades. Starting with a sophisticated exploration of the historical development of the grotesque in literature, the book outlines the aesthetic trajectories of Angela Carter, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Iain Banks, Will Self and Toby Litt and offers detailed critical readings of key works of modern fiction including The Bloody Chamber (1979), Money (1984), The Child in Time (1987), The Wasp Factory (1984), Great Apes (1997) and Ghost Story (2004). The book shows how the grotesque continues to be a powerful force in contemporary writing and provides an illuminating picture of often controversial aspects of recent fiction.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526127174
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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