Introduction: Contemporary crisis fiction: A new approach to the writing of Graham Swift, Ian McEwan and Kazou Ishiguro -- Contemporary crisis fiction: Consturcting a new genre -- Curiosity of civilisation: Reappraisals of history in the fiction of Graham Swift -- Reassessing the two-culture debate: Popular Science in the fiction of Ian McEwan -- Shifting perspective and alternate landscapes: Culture and cultural politics in the fiction of Kazuo Ishiguro -- Epilogue: A review of contemporary crisis fiction with an emphasis on overlap between the works at a discursive level.
Offers a significant statement about the contemporary British novel in relation to three authors: Graham Swift, Ian McEwan, and Kazuo Ishiguro. All writing at the forefront of a generation, these authors sought to resuscitate the novel's ethico-political credentials, at a time which did not seem conducive to such a project."--Publishers website
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Engelska romaner (sao)
English fiction (LCSH)
Crisis in literature (LCSH)
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism. (LCSH)