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Author Brooker, Joseph.

Title Literature of the 1980s : after the watershed / Joseph Brooker
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrations
Series The Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain ; vol. 9
Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain ; v. 9
Summary "Joseph Brooker relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change--from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. Brooker also explores the literary strategies used by writers of working-class origin in the age of Thatcherism such as James Kelman and Tony Harrison, as well as the voices used by Black British writers including Fred D'Aguiar and Hanif Kureishi. The rise of postmodernism is explored in relation to developments in literary theory and the popularity of self-conscious modes of writing. Literature of the 1980s provides a vibrant account of the diverse literature from a decade which left Britain a very different place."--Dust Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-229) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Nineteen eighties.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748633960 (electronic bk.)
9780748633968 (electronic bk.)