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The Resource Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson

Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson

Label
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel
Title
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel
Statement of responsibility
Colin Hutchinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reagan and Thatcher changed everything - even fiction, which is often seen as a bastion of left-liberal thought. This insightful book examines the work of both British and American authors over the last 25 years in order to assess the state of both nations - and their novels - in the context of a triumphant market economy. By looking at writers as diverse as Thomas Pynchon and Martin Amis, Jonathan Franzen and Irvine Welsh, Iain Banks and Douglas Coupland, it scrutinizes the position of the white male protaganist who feels besieged by both sides of the 'culture wars'. Themes of defeat, decline and destruction abound, with the search for redemption hampered by the suspicion that the idea of personal liberation is now the property of consumerism, and the communitarian ethos carries too much conservative baggage. The author concludes that consensus, rather than rebellion, is what shapes the form and content of the social novel in our time."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Hutchinson, Colin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • English fiction
  • Political fiction, English
  • American fiction
  • Political fiction, American
  • Social problems in literature
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Thatcher, Margaret
  • Reagan, Ronald
Label
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-201) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Reagan, Thatcher and the 1980s.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Complicity and British Fiction.
  • p. 38
  • 3.
  • Liberal Guilt and American Fiction.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • Communitarian Turn.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Futures and Pasts.
  • p. 112
  • 6.
  • Battlefield of the Self.
  • p. 136
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 168
  • Notes.
  • p. 179
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 195
  • Index.
  • p. 203
Control code
ocn223107577
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 207 p.
Isbn
9780230210455
Lccn
2008016429
Label
Reaganism, Thatcherism and the social novel, Colin Hutchinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-201) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Reagan, Thatcher and the 1980s.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Complicity and British Fiction.
  • p. 38
  • 3.
  • Liberal Guilt and American Fiction.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • Communitarian Turn.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Futures and Pasts.
  • p. 112
  • 6.
  • Battlefield of the Self.
  • p. 136
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 168
  • Notes.
  • p. 179
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 195
  • Index.
  • p. 203
Control code
ocn223107577
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 207 p.
Isbn
9780230210455
Lccn
2008016429

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