B S Johnson And Post War Literature

Author: M. Ryle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137349557
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B S Johnson And Post War Literature from the Author: M. Ryle. A collection of essays on the 1960s experimental writer B.S. Johnson, this book draws together new research on all aspects of his work, and, in tracing his connections to a wider circle of continental, British and American avant-garde writers, offers exciting new approaches to reading 1960s experimental fiction.

B S Johnson

Author: Philip Tew
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B S Johnson from the Author: Philip Tew. "The chapters analyse different themes and phases of Johnson's writing from the early experimental forms, to his autobiographical phase and finally the formally intricate works written in the years before his dramatic and tragic suicide. This literary recovery of Johnson offers new and original interpretations in the first full-length study of the author and his work. Given the growing interest in Johnson, and the reissue of his major works, the present study provides an essential critical context for students, researchers and academics interested in the fields of twentieth-century literature, the novel, cultural studies and literary theory."--BOOK JACKET.

London Narratives

Author: Lawrence Phillips
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826484529
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London Narratives from the Author: Lawrence Phillips. Explores representations and re-imaginings of London in post-war fiction from Graham Greene to J.G. Ballard.

Christie Malry S Own Double Entry

Author: B S Johnson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509856625
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Christie Malry S Own Double Entry from the Author: B S Johnson. In his heyday, during the 1960s and early 1970s, B. S. Johnson was one of the best-known novelists in Britain. A passionate advocate for the avant-garde, he became famous for his forthright views on the future of the novel and for his unique ways of putting them into practice. Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry, the last novel to be published in his lifetime, is his funniest. Christie Malry is a simple man. As a young accounts clerk at a confectionery factory in London he learns the principles of Double-Entry Bookkeeping. Frustrated by the petty injustices that beset his life – particularly those caused by the behaviour of authority figures – he determines a unique way to settle his grievances: a system of moral double-entry bookkeeping. So, for every offence society commits against him, Christie exacts recompense. ‘Every Debit must have its Credit, the First Golden Rule’ of the system. All accounts are to be settled, and they are – in the most alarming way.

Postmodern Postwar And After

Author: Jason Gladstone
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 160938427X
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Postmodern Postwar And After from the Author: Jason Gladstone. Within the past ten years, the field of contemporary American literary studies has changed significantly. Following the turn of the twenty-first century and mounting doubts about the continued explanatory power of the category of “postmodernism,” new organizations have emerged, book series have been launched, journals have been created, and new methodologies, periodizations, and thematics have redefined the field. Postmodern/Postwar—and After aims to be a field-defining book—a sourcebook for the new and emerging critical terrain—that explores the postmodern/postwar period and what comes after. The first section of essays returns to the category of the “post-modern” and argues for the usefulness of key concepts and themes from postmodernism to the study of contemporary literature, or reevaluates postmodernism in light of recent developments in the field and historical and economic changes in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. These essays take the contemporary abandonments of postmodernism as an occasion to assess the current states of postmodernity. After that, the essays move to address the critical shift away from postmodernism as a description of the present, and toward a new sense of postmodernism as just one category among many that scholars can use to describe the recent past. The final section looks forward and explores the question of what comes after the postwar/postmodern. Taken together, these essays from leading and emerging scholars on the state of twenty-first-century literary studies provide a number of frameworks for approaching contemporary literature as influenced by, yet distinct from, postmodernism. The result is an indispensable guide that seeks to represent and understand the major overhauling of postwar American literary studies that is currently underway.

The Unfortunates

Author: B S Johnson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447276531
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The Unfortunates from the Author: B S Johnson. A sports journalist, sent to a Midlands town on a weekly assignment, finds himself confronted by ghosts from the past when he disembarks at the railway station. Memories of one of his best, most trusted friends, a tragically young victim of cancer, begin to flood through his mind as he attempts to go about the routine business of reporting a football match. B. S. Johnson’s famous ‘book in a box’, in which the chapters are presented unbound, to be read in any order the reader chooses, is one of the key works of a novelist now undergoing an enormous revival of interest. It is a book of passionate honesty and dark, courageous humour: a meditation on death and a celebration of friendship which also offers a remarkably frank self-portrait of its author.

The Legacies Of Modernism

Author: David James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139503472
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The Legacies Of Modernism from the Author: David James. An engagement with the continued importance of modernism is vital for building a nuanced account of the development of the novel after 1945. Bringing together internationally distinguished scholars of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, these essays reveal how the most innovative writers working today draw on the legacies of modernist literature. Dynamics of influence and adaptation are traced in dialogues between authors from across the twentieth century: Lawrence and A. S. Byatt, Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, Forster and Zadie Smith. The book sets out new critical and disciplinary foundations for rethinking the very terms we use to map the novel's progression and renewal, enhancing our understanding not only of what modernism was but also what it might still become. With its global reach, The Legacies of Modernism will appeal to scholars working not only in the new modernist studies, but also in postcolonial studies and comparative literature.

Chance And The Modern British Novel

Author: Julia Jordan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441125310
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Chance And The Modern British Novel from the Author: Julia Jordan. Examines the ways mid-twentieth century writers represent chance, arguing that their depictions of, and anxieties about, chance mark a new relationship between author and narrative. >

Re Reading B S Johnson

Author: Philip Tew
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230524927
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Re Reading B S Johnson from the Author: Philip Tew. Rereading B.S. Johnson offers a thorough introduction to the innovative work of the controversial British writer acclaimed in the 1960s and early 1970s. Growing academic interest and the republication of his major works have been reinforced by Jonathan Coe's award-winning biography Like A Fiery Elephant (2004). With a preface by Coe, this collection, co-edited by two leading Johnson scholars, offers an annotated bibliography, a chronology and original readings of the author and his work in fourteen new essays.

The 1970s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

Author: Nick Hubble
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1623563852
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The 1970s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction from the Author: Nick Hubble. How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1970s shape Contemporary British Fiction? Exploring the impact of events like the Cold War, miners' strikes and Winter of Discontent, this volume charts the transition of British fiction from post-war to contemporary. Chapters outline the decade's diversity of writing, showing how the literature of Ian McEwan and Ian Sinclair interacted with the experimental work of B.S. Johnson. Close contextual readings of Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and English novels map the steady break-up of Britain. Tying the popularity of Angela Carter and Fay Weldon to the growth of the Women's Liberation Movement and calling attention to a new interest in documentary modes of autobiographical writing, this volume also examines the rising resonance of the marginal voices: the world of 1970s British Feminist fiction and postcolonial and diasporic writers. Against a backdrop of social tensions, this major critical reassessment of the 1970s defines, explores and better understands the criticism and fiction of a decade marked by the sense of endings.