Contemporary British Literature and Culture.pdf

Contemporary British Literature and Culture.pdf


The guide to contemporary British literature and culture introduces literature and its context since 1979. It includes the work of a wide range of major novelists, poets and playwrights which includes Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson; Mark Ravenhill and Sarah Kane; Carol Ann Duffy and Paul Muldoon; an overview of the cultural and intellectual background including philosophy, politics, technology and visual culture; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; key critical approaches to modernism from contemporary critics to the present; a chronology mapping social and political events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resource.

'this is a book which we would like our first years to have read - a guide which gives the information without which a student would be entirely at sea.' - Professor Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University (from proposal)

Sean Matthews is Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.


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