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    DescriptionThe widespread use of electronic communication at the dawn of the twenty-first century has created a global context for our interactions, transforming the ways we relate to the world and to one another. This critical introduction reads the fiction of the past decade as a response to our contemporary predicament - one that draws on new cultural and technological developments to challenge established notions of democracy, humanity, and national and global sovereignty. Peter Boxall traces formal and thematic similarities in the novels of contemporary writers including Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, J. M. Coetzee, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, W. G. Sebald and Philip Roth, as well as David Mitchell, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dave Eggers, Ali Smith, Amy Waldman and Roberto Bolano. In doing so, Boxall maps new territory for scholars, students and interested readers of today's literature by exploring how these authors narrate shared cultural life in the new century.


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    Title
    Twenty-First Century Fiction
    Subtitle
    A Critical Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Boxall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 282
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521187299
    ISBN 10: 052118729X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25740
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.9T
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC22: 823.9209
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    DC23: 823.9209
    DC22: 823/.9209
    LC classification: PR889 .B69 2013
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    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    3 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    24 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Peter Boxall is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on modern and contemporary literature, including the recent books Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction (2006), Since Beckett: Contemporary Writing in the Wake of Modernism (2009) and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (5th edition, 2012).
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Introduction: twenty-first-century fiction; 1. Late culture in the early twenty-first century; 2. Inheriting the past: literature and historical memory in the twenty-first century; 3. The limits of the human; 4. A curious knot: terrorism, radicalism, the avant-garde; 5. Sovereignty, democracy, globalization; Bibliography; Index.