The Resource End of empire and the English novel since 1945, edited by Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz

End of empire and the English novel since 1945, edited by Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz

Label
End of empire and the English novel since 1945
Title
End of empire and the English novel since 1945
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This first book-length study explores the history of post-war England during the end of empire through a reading of novels which appeared at that time, moving from George Orwell and William Golding to Penelope Lively, Alan Hollinghurst and Ian McEwan. Particular genres are also discussed, including the family saga, travel writing, detective fiction and popular romances. All included reflect on the predicament of an England which no longer lies at the centre of imperial power, arriving at a fascinating diversity of conclusions about the meaning and consequences of the end of empire. Some explicitly address the empire and its demise; others do so in a more muted form. Gilmour and Schwarz link together the historical question of the end of the British empire with the literary issue of the place of the English novel in the post-war years, for the first time addressing the literary responses and the privileged location of the novel for discussing what decolonisation meant for the domestic English population of the metropole. Rather than emphasizing the 'provincial' properties, emphasis is given to the curious echoes and displacements which operate inside the English postwar novel during the years of decolonization. This will interest scholars and general readers concerned with the fate of the English novel and the domestic impact of decolonisation, and is an important inclusion to the expanding historical canon which deals with the end of empire."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR888.I54
LC item number
E53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gilmour, Rachael
  • Schwarz, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth
  • Commonwealth
  • English fiction
  • Decolonization in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Englisch
  • Roman
  • Roman
  • Decolonization in literature
  • English fiction
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Englisch
Label
End of empire and the English novel since 1945, edited by Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Richard Steadman-Jones
  • The entropy of Englishness: reading empire's absence in the novels of William Golding
  • Rachel Gilmour
  • The empire of romance: love in a postcolonial climate
  • Deborah Philips
  • Passage from Kinjanja to Pimlico: William Boyd's comedy of imperial decline
  • Michael L. Ross
  • Unlearning empire: Penelope Lively's Moon tiger
  • Huw Marsh
  • 'I am not the British Isles on two legs': travel fiction and travelling fiction from D.H. Lawrence to Tim Parks
  • Introduction:
  • Suzanne Hobson
  • Queer histories and postcolonial intimacies in Alan Hollinghurst's The line of beauty
  • Sarah Brophy
  • The return of the native: Pat Barker, David Peace and the regional novel after empire
  • James Procter
  • Saturday's Enlightenment
  • David Alderson
  • Afterword:
  • the English novel and the world
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • end of empire and the English novel
  • Bill Schwarz
  • The road to Airstrip One: Anglo-American attitudes in the English fiction of mid-century
  • Patrick Parrinder
  • Josephine Tey and her descendents: conservative modernity and the female crime novel
  • Cora Kaplan
  • Colonial fiction for liberal readers: John Masters and the Savage family saga
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780719085789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001485868
System control number
  • (OCoLC)724656998
  • (OCoLC)ocn724656998
Label
End of empire and the English novel since 1945, edited by Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Richard Steadman-Jones
  • The entropy of Englishness: reading empire's absence in the novels of William Golding
  • Rachel Gilmour
  • The empire of romance: love in a postcolonial climate
  • Deborah Philips
  • Passage from Kinjanja to Pimlico: William Boyd's comedy of imperial decline
  • Michael L. Ross
  • Unlearning empire: Penelope Lively's Moon tiger
  • Huw Marsh
  • 'I am not the British Isles on two legs': travel fiction and travelling fiction from D.H. Lawrence to Tim Parks
  • Introduction:
  • Suzanne Hobson
  • Queer histories and postcolonial intimacies in Alan Hollinghurst's The line of beauty
  • Sarah Brophy
  • The return of the native: Pat Barker, David Peace and the regional novel after empire
  • James Procter
  • Saturday's Enlightenment
  • David Alderson
  • Afterword:
  • the English novel and the world
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • end of empire and the English novel
  • Bill Schwarz
  • The road to Airstrip One: Anglo-American attitudes in the English fiction of mid-century
  • Patrick Parrinder
  • Josephine Tey and her descendents: conservative modernity and the female crime novel
  • Cora Kaplan
  • Colonial fiction for liberal readers: John Masters and the Savage family saga
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780719085789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001485868
System control number
  • (OCoLC)724656998
  • (OCoLC)ocn724656998

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