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Author Kelly, Kathleen Coyne.

Title A.S. Byatt / Kathleen Coyne Kelly
Published New York, N.Y. : Twayne Publishers, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (158 pages)
Series Gale virtual reference library
Twayne's English authors series ; TEAS 529
Gale virtual reference library.
Twayne's English authors series ; TEAS 529
Contents "Points on a Circle" -- Early Fiction: The Shadow of the Sun and The Game -- Short Stories -- The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life -- Possession: A Romance -- Angels and Insects: Two Novellas -- Conclusion: Byatt's "Ficticism."
Summary Kathleen Coyne Kelly has written the first full-length study of Byatt's oeuvre. Kelly shows how the early novels, along with Byatt's better-known recent work, illustrate the degree to which Byatt is at home with both the conventions of realism and the challenges of postmodernism. In all of her fiction, Byatt combines a passion for intellectual analysis with rich plotting and vivid characterization; increasingly, she is being recognized as one of the great British novelists of the late twentieth century. Throughout her novels and short stories, Byatt weaves a complex and erudite web of literary allusion and philosophical reflection. Kelly's study helps to make Byatt's work more accessible to students; at the same time, Kelly is able to engage the more sophisticated reader. A.S. Byatt is an elegant and informative introduction to an outstanding contemporary British author
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of A.S. Byatt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-152) and index
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Subject Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1936- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1936-
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96023773
ISBN 0805738134