Essay on Reading a Novel in 1950-2000

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Reading the Novel in English 1950–2000

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READING THE NOVEL
General Editor: Daniel R. Schwarz
The aim of this series is to provide practical introductions to reading the
novel in both the British and Irish, and the American traditions.
Published
Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890–1930
Reading the Novel in English 1950–2000

Daniel R. Schwarz
Brian W. Shaffer

Forthcoming
Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Paula R. Backscheider
Reading the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Harry E. Shaw and Alison Case
Reading the American Novel 1780–1865
Shirley Samuels
Reading the American Novel 1865–1914
G. R. Thompson
Reading the Twentieth-Century American Novel
James
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: alk. paper)
1. English fiction—20th century—History and criticism. 2. English fiction—Irish
authors—History and criticism. 3. Commonwealth fiction (English)—History
and criticism. 4. English-speaking countries—Intellectual life—20th
century. I. Title. II. Series.
PR881.S53 2006
823′.91409—dc22
2005006122A
A catalogue record for this title is available from the British Library.
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To Rachel,
Hannah, and Ruthie

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Contents

Acknowledgments

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Preface

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1 Introduction: Contexts and Concepts for Reading the
Novel in English 1950–2000

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The Modernist British Novel and After: “Antimodernist” and
“Postmodernist” Reactions

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It Can Happen Here: The British Novel as a Response to the
Crisis of Civilization

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