Reaganism, Thatcherism And The Social Novel

Hardcover | October 31, 2008

byC. Hutchinson

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The social novel is the traditional haunt of the liberal conscience. What does the triumph of the New Right mean for this type of fiction in Britain and the US? Should the liberal left seek consensus or assertion? This book examines these issues, and assesses the state of both nations, as well as that of the contemporary novel.

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The social novel is the traditional haunt of the liberal conscience. What does the triumph of the New Right mean for this type of fiction in Britain and the US? Should the liberal left seek consensus or assertion? This book examines these issues, and assesses the state of both nations, as well as that of the contemporary novel.

COLIN HUTCHINSON is an independent scholar. He received his PhD from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:207 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 31, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230210457

ISBN - 13:9780230210455

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Reagan, Thatcher and the 1980s
Complicity and British Fiction
Liberal Guilt and American Fiction
The Communitarian Turn
Futures and Pasts
The Battlefield of the Self
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index