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The Modern British Novel
An account of the development of the British novel in the 20th century, and a companion volume to the author's The Modern American Novel. The various main lines are laid out, and the book includes a detailed survey of post-war writing and the scene today.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Penguin Books
(first published 1993)
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There are very few books like tis around and this one is good at giving a sense of the common climate that influenced how they came to be written as well as approaching the key worlds form more than one angle so there are some useful perspectives. Nothing radically illuminating here for me, however but a book worth dipping into.
Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE was an English author and academic. He is best known to a wider public as a novelist. Although he is often compared with David Lodge, his friend and a contemporary as a British exponent of the campus novel genre, Bradbury's books are consistently darker in mood and less playful both in style and language. His best known novel The History Man, published in 1975, is ...moreMore about Malcolm Bradbury...