The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond

The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond

Author(s): Dominic Head

Print ISBN: 9781405170116

Online ISBN: 9781444304718

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304718


"Head contemplates the contemporary novel and its readers, scholarly and general, offering a reminder of the form's potential. Serious fiction interrogates social and political issues and plays an important part in the 'process of acculturation' and in the formation of identity and understanding of the self." (CHOICE, March 2009)

"The first half of Head's book benefits from a tight focus on analysing the relationship between the contemporary cultural fields on England and the US, and the literary novel genre … .I particularly liked the readings Head offers of the peculiarly British sub-genre of the 'seaside novel' ". (Times Higher Education Supplement, January 2009)