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By Philip Tew,Emily Horton,Leigh Wilson

ISBN-10: 1350005398

ISBN-13: 9781350005396

ISBN-10: 144112649X

ISBN-13: 9781441126498

How did social, cultural and political occasions in Britain throughout the Nineteen Eighties form modern British fiction?

Setting the fiction squarely in the context of Conservative politics and questions about tradition and nationwide identification, this quantity finds how the last decade linked to Thatcherism frames the paintings of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham quick, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why Eighties fiction is a reaction to specific mental, social and financial pressures is explored intimately.

Drawing at the upward thrust of individualism and the beginning of neo-liberalism, individuals give some thought to the annoying kinfolk among Eighties politics and realism, and among elegy and satire. Noting the production of a 'heritage undefined' throughout the decade, the increase of the historic novel is additionally thought of opposed to broader cultural alterations.

Viewed from the point of view of newer theorisations of hindrance following either 11th of September and the 21st-century monetary crash, this research is sensible of why and the way writers of the Eighties developed fictions in accordance with this decade's personal set of basic crises.

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