Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction: Life After Death by Alice BennettAfterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction: Life After Death by Alice Bennett

Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction: Life After Death

byAlice Bennett

Hardcover | July 6, 2012

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Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones.

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ALICE BENNETT Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at Liverpool Hope University, UK. She taught modern literature and theory at Durham University, UK, where she also completed her PhD.

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Title:Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction: Life After DeathFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:July 6, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230364241

ISBN - 13:9780230364240

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Afterlife Now
Dead Endings: Making Meaning from the Afterlife
Killing Time: Narrating Eternity
After Effects: Purgatory, Prolepsis and the Past Tense
Plotting Murder: Genre, Plot and the Dead Narrator
Ghostwords: Mind-Reading and the Dead Narrator
Death Writing: Deixis of Person and the Dead Narrator
Here, There and Hereafter: Fictional Worlds and the Afterlife
After Life Writing
Appendix: Chronology of Primary Texts
Notes
Bibliography
Index