British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945-1975

British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945-1975

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030727653

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book scrutinizes a range of relatively overlooked post-WWII British women writers who sought to demonstrate that narrative prose fiction offered rich possibilities for aesthetic innovation. What unites all the primary authors in this volume is a commitment to challenging the tenets of British mimetic realism as a literary and historical phenomenon. This collection reassesses how British female novelists operated in relation to transnational vanguard networking clusters, debates and tendencies, both political and artistic. The chapters collected in this volume enquire, for example, whether there is something fundamentally different (or politically dissident) about female experimental procedures and perspectives. This book also investigates the processes of canon formation, asking why, in one way or another, these authors have been sidelined or misconstrued by recent scholarship. Ultimately, it seeks to refine a new research archive on mid-century British fiction by female novelists at least as diverse as recent and longer established work in the domain of modernist studies.
British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945-1975
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrew Radford, Hannah Van Hove
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-15 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book scrutinizes a range of relatively overlooked post-WWII British women writers who sought to demonstrate that narrative prose fiction offered rich possibilities for aesthetic innovation. What unites all the primary authors in this volume is a commitment to challenging the tenets of British mimetic realism as a literary and
The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Clare Hanson, Susan Watkins
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-14 - Publisher: Springer

This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of
British Avant-Garde Fiction of the 1960s
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Mitchell Kaye Mitchell
Categories: English fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-22 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Explores the trailblazing work of the British literary avant-garde of the 1960sThis collection showcases the liveliness of British avant-garde fiction of the 1960s, which is diverse in its aesthetic practices and (sometimes) divided in its politics. It brings together a selection of original, research-led essays on more than a dozen
The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction, 1945-2010
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: David James
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945 provides insight into the critical traditions shaping the literary landscape of modern Britain.
The Post-War Experimental Novel
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Andrew Hodgson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Delving into how the traumatic experience of the Second World War formed – or perhaps malformed – the post-war experimental novel, this book explores how the symbolic violence of post-war normalization warped societies' perception of reality. Andrew Hodgson explores how the novel was used by authors to attempt to communicate