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Palgrave Macmillan

Ian McEwan

ISBN 9781403987815
Publication Date January 2010
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series New British Fiction

This introduction to the work of Ian McEwan places his fiction in historical and theoretical context. It explores his biography, literary techniques and the issues of ethics and representation. Including a timeline of key dates and an interview with the author it also offers an overview of the critical reception McEwan's work has provoked.

LYNN WELLS is Associate Professor of English, University of Regina, Canada. She has taught Ian McEwan's fiction at both undergraduate and graduate levels and is author of Allegories of Telling: Self-Referential Narrative in Contemporary British Fiction (Rodopi 2003).


General Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Timeline
Introduction
A Biographical Reading
PART II: MAJOR WORKS
The Cement Garden and The Comfort of Strangers
The Child in Time
 
The Innocent and Black Dogs
Enduring Love
Amsterdam and On Chesil Beach
Atonement 
Saturday
PART III: CRITICISM AND CONTEXTS
Author Interview
Other Writings
Critical Reception
Further Reading and Bibliography
Index

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'A very intelligent and knowledgeable, but also highly accessible book, containing some of the best succinct readings of McEwan's fiction to date.'- Professor Peter Childs, University of Gloucestershire, UK
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