Re-reading B. S. Johnson

Hardcover | July 13, 2007

EditorP. Tew, G. White

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Rereading B.S. Johnson offers a thorough introduction to the innovative work of the controversial British writer acclaimed in the 1960s and early 1970s. Growing academic interest and the republication of his major works have been reinforced by Jonathan Coe's award-winning biography Like A Fiery Elephant (2004). With a preface by Coe, this collection, co-edited by two leading Johnson scholars, offers an annotated bibliography, a chronology and original readings of the author and his work in fourteen new essays.

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Rereading B.S. Johnson offers a thorough introduction to the innovative work of the controversial British writer acclaimed in the 1960s and early 1970s. Growing academic interest and the republication of his major works have been reinforced by Jonathan Coe's award-winning biography Like A Fiery Elephant (2004). With a preface by Coe, t...

PHILIP TEW is Professor of English (Post-1900 Literature) at Brunel University, UK. He publishes widely on contemporary British fiction and critical theory, and co-edits a series on Contemporary Fiction for Palgrave Macmillan. Other works include B. S. Johnson: A Critical Reading (2001), The Contemporary British Novel (2004) and Jim C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:July 13, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230524923

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List of Illustrations * Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Note on Primary Texts * Prefatory Essay: B.S. Johnson and Academia--J.Coe * Introduction: Re-Reading B.S. Johnson--G.White & P.Tew * Chronology: Concerning Bryan Stanley Johnson--P.Tew * PART ONE: RE-READING THE NOVELS * The (w)hole affect: creative reading and typographic immersion in Albert Angelo--D.James * Pentonville modernism: fate and resentment in Albert Angelo--R.Bond * The Unfortunates: Hypertext, linerarity and the act of reading--K.Mitchell * 'From embryo to embryan': See the Old Lady Decently - a problematic birth?--R.L.Harris * 'The mind has fuses': Detonating B.S. Johnson--C.Watts * PART TWO: RE-READING THE AUTHOR * In the net: B.S. Johnson, the biography and Trawl--R.Mengham * Strange intercessions: contraventions of the muse in the writings of B.S. Johnson--G.Barrett * Institutional negotiations: B.S. Johnson and the BBC (1959-73)--V.Butler * B.S. Johnson's 'Introduction' to Aren't You Rather Young to be Writing Your Memoirs?: the memoir between life and literature--J.McGeough * 'An evacuee for ever': B.S. Johnson versus ego psychology--N.Hubble * PART THREE: RE-READING: NEW PERSPECTIVES * Exemplary B.S: B.S. Johnson and the Toronto Research Group--B.Buchanan * B.S.Johnson's Albert Angelo and the consequences of London--L.Phillips * 'He would be working at the Welsh books': B.S. Johnson and the two literatures of Wales--N.Jones * Otherness, post-coloniality and pedagogy in B.S. Johnson's Albert Angelo (1964) and See the Old Lady Decently (1975)--P.Tew * Annotated Bibliography of Johnson Studies * Index