Twenty-First Century Fiction

What Happens Now

Editors: Adiseshiah, S., Hildyard, R. (Eds.)

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This lively new volume of essays examines what happens now in 21st century fiction. Fresh theoretical approaches to writers such as Salman Rushdie, David Peace, Margaret Atwood, and Hilary Mantel, and identifications of 21st-century themes, tropes and styles combine to produce a timely critical intervention into genuinely contemporary fiction.

About the authors

Alice Bennett, Liverpool Hope University, UK. Wolfgang Funk, Leibniz University Hanover, Germany Jennifer Hodgson, postgraduate researcher, Durham University, UK Emily Horton, Brunel University, UK. Dean Lockwood, University of Lincoln, UK María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro, University of Zaragoza, Spain Florian Niedlich, University of Würzburg, Germany Daniel O'Gorman, postgraduate researcher, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Lucy Perry, An-Najah National University, Palestine Lin Pettersson, University of Málaga, Spain Phil Redpath, University of Lincoln, UK Jude Roberts, postgraduate researcher, University of Nottingham, UK Iain Robinson, University of East Anglia, UK

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: What Happens Now

    Adiseshiah, Siân (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • ‘Such a Thing as Avant-Garde Has Ceased to Exist’: The Hidden Legacies of the British Experimental Novel

    Hodgson, Jennifer

    Pages 15-33

  • Tough Shit Erich Auerbach: Contingency and Estrangement in David Peace’s Occupied City and Kate Summerscale’s The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

    Redpath, Phil

    Pages 34-48

  • When the Two Sevens Clash: David Peace’s Nineteen Seventy-Seven as ‘Occult History’

    Lockwood, Dean

    Pages 49-65

  • Remaindered Books: Glen Duncan’s Twenty-First Century Novels

    Bennett, Alice

    Pages 66-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Twenty-First Century Fiction
Book Subtitle
What Happens Now
Editors
  • S. Adiseshiah
  • R. Hildyard
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03518-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137035189
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03517-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44217-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 239
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