About this book
Nick Bentley provides a comprehensive survey of the most important debates in the criticism and research of contemporary British fiction. Vibrant and approachable, this authoritative guide:
analyses the criticism surrounding a range of British novelists including Monica Ali, Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Alan Hollinghurst, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Sarah Waters and Jeanette Winterson
explores experiments with literary form
examines current issues in the cultural politics of class, ethnicity, gender and sexuality
considers cutting-edge concerns relating to the neo-historical novel, the relationship between literature and science, literary geographies, and trauma narratives.
Engaging with key literary theories, and identifying present trends and future directions in the literary criticism of contemporary British fiction, this is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers and scholars alike.