The counter-memorial impulse in twentieth-century English fiction

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Description "A wide-ranging study that examines the tendency in 20th-century English fiction to treat grief as an occasion for social critique, unconventional readings of works by Ford, Lessing, and Winterson demonstrate how narrative experimentation in this period responds to socio-historic conditions like post-imperial melancholy, nuclear fear and homophobia"--Provided by publisher.
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Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Pagination ix, 182 p. ;
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Publish Places Basingstoke, UK
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Table Of Contents Introduction : literature beyond consolation
Melancholia, group psychology, irony : psychoanalytic foundations
The end of empire : grieving, Englishness, and Ford Madox Ford's The good soldier
Mourning the future : nuclear war, prophecy, and Doris Lessing's The golden notebook
Embodied grief : the elegiac tradition and Jeannette Winterson's Written on the body
Conclusion : literature of hope : ethical mourning.
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The counter-memorial impulse in twentieth-century English fiction
Authors Sarah Henstra
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Categories Literary Criticism
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Description A wide-ranging study that examines the tendency in 20th-century English fiction to treat grief as an occasion for social critique, unconventional readings of works by Ford, Lessing, and Winterson demonstrate how narrative experimentation in this period responds to socio-historic conditions like post-imperial melancholy, nuclear fear and homophobia.
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Page Count 216
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Published Date 2009-12-15
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Title The Counter-Memorial Impulse in Twentieth-Century English Fiction
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