Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 1, 2013

byRobert Eaglestone

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Contemporary fiction is a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow at a fantastic speed. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone provides a clear and engaging exploration of the major themes, patterns, and debates of contemporary fiction. From genre, form, and experimentalism to the legacies of modernism and postmodernism, the relationship between globalization and terrorism,and the impact of technology, Eaglestone examines how works both reflect the world in which we live and the artistic concerns of writers and readers alike.

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Contemporary fiction is a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow at a fantastic speed. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone provides a clear and engaging exploration of the major themes, patterns, and debates of contemporary fiction. From genre...

Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is Deputy Director (and formerly Director) of the Holocaust Research Centre. His research interests are in contemporary literature and literary theory, contemporary philosophy, and on Holocaust and genocide studies. He is t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199609268

ISBN - 13:9780199609260

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Form3. Genre4. The past5. The present6. The future7. Conclusion