Beryl Bainbridge is one of Britain s major post-war novelists. This study analyses Bainbridge s work in relation to some of the pressing debates in post-war literary studies. It frames Bainbridge s work within her life and times, describing her unique approach to fictionalising her own past and Britain s more distant historical past. Topics covered include Bainbridge s vexed relationship with feminism; her approach to comedy; her treatment of autobiography; her interest in myth-making and national tragedy; and her un-theorised yet subtly postmodernist views about history, fiction and memory. With generous reference to Bainbridge s peers, her literary influences and those influenced by her work, Marsh identifies the major phases of Bainbridge s career, contextualising each with material from Bainbridge s journalism, essays interviews and unpublished papers. Suitable or all readers of Bainbridge s novels and including suggestions for further reading, Marsh s book combines awareness of recent literary criticism and theory with accessible, contextualised readings.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 127 x 177.8 x 6.35mm | 181.44g
- 01 Apr 2014
- Northcote House Publishers Ltd
- Tavistock, United Kingdom
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