On modern British fiction / edited by Zachary Leader. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2002. - viii, 319 p. ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

V.S. Pritchett and English comedy / James Wood --
No laughing matter: a word on Angus Wilson / P.N. Furbank --
Mother tongue: a memoir / Ian McEwan --
Between Waugh and Wodehouse: comedy and conservatism / Christopher Hitchens --
Ladlit / Elaine Showalter --
Enigmas and homelands / Michael Wood --
No passes or documents are needed: the writer at home in Europe / Hilary Mantel --
Penelope / Wendy Lesser --
Why Christopher Isherwood stopped writing fiction / Katherine Bucknell --
Shaping modern English fiction: the forms of the content and the contents of the form / Valentine Cunningham --
Politics of narrative in the post-war Scottish novel / Liam McIlvanney --
Ruined futures of British science fiction / Patrick Parrinder --
P.D. James and the distinguished thing / Martin Priestman --
Novel adapted for television / Elizabeth Jane Howard --
Against dryness / Martin Amis --
Commissioning and editing modern fiction / Dan Franklin --
Before it becomes literature: how fiction reviewers have dealt with the English novel / Lindsay Duguid. Table of contents



0199249326 (acidfree paper) 9780199249329

2002072743


English fiction--History and criticism.--20th century

English fiction.

PR883 / .O5 2002

823.91409 / ONM 2002

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