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Author Brooker, Joseph.

Title Literature of the 1980s [electronic resource] : after the watershed / Joseph Brooker.

Imprint 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index.
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."--Jacket.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Illustrations; General Editor's Preface; Introduction: After the Watershed; Chapter One Generations; Chapter Two Disaffections; Chapter Three Modes; Chapter Four Belongings; Chapter Five Commitments; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Nineteen eighties.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Chronological Term Since 1900
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Brooker, Joseph. Literature of the 1980s. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010 9780748633944 (OCoLC)648097078
ISBN 9780748633968 (electronic bk.)
0748633960 (electronic bk.)