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Palgrave Macmillan

Pat Barker

ISBN 9780230001794
Publication Date January 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series New British Fiction

Pat Barker is one of the leading British political and historical novelists of her generation. This introduction places her fiction in historical and theoretical contexts. Including a timeline of key dates and an interview with the author, Rawlinson establishes the cultural importance of her work and provides an overview of its critical reception.

MARK RAWLINSON is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Leicester University, UK. He works on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, especially poetry and narrative fiction, with special interests in the literature of war. He is the author of British Writing of the Second World War (Clarendon Press, 2000), 'the most authoritative study so far of the culture of the second world war' (THES).


General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Timeline
Introduction
PART II: MAJOR WORKS
Union Street and Blow Your House Down
Liza's England and The Man Who Wasn't There
Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road
Double Vision and Life Class
PART III: CRITICISM AND CONTEXT
Author Interview
Critical Reception
Bibliography
Index

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'An incisive, original contribution to the study of one of the most important contemporary British novelists' - Dr. John Brannigan, University College Dublin, Ireland
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