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A. S. Byatt: Critical storytelling (Contemporary British Novelists) (Hardcover)

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This comprehensive study of A. S. Byatt's work spans virtually her entire career and offers insightful readings of all of Byatt's works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children's Book (2009). The authors combine an accessible overview of Byatt's oeuvre to date with close critical analysis of all her major works. Uniquely, the book also considers Byatt's critical writings and journalism, situating her beyond the immediate context of her fiction. The authors argue that Byatt is not only important as a storyteller, but also as an eminent critic and public intellectual. Advancing the concept of 'critical storytelling' as a hallmark of Byatt's project as a writer, the authors retrace Byatt's wide-ranging engagement with both literary and critical traditions. This results in positioning Byatt in the wider literary landscape. This book has broad appeal, including fellow researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, plus general enthusiasts of Byatt's work.

About the Author


Alexa Alfer is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern and Applied Languages at the University of Westminster Amy Edwards de Campos completed her doctorate at Worcester College, Oxford, and now works at the University of East London. Amy Edwards de Campos completed her doctorate at Worcester College, Oxford, and now works at the University of East London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780719066528
ISBN-10: 0719066522
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2010
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Contemporary British Novelists