Chapter 2. The Novel and Cultural Life in Britain

  1. Dominic Head

Published Online: 18 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304718.ch2

The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond

The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond

How to Cite

Head, D. (2008) The Novel and Cultural Life in Britain, in The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304718.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170116

Online ISBN: 9781444304718

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Keywords:

  • novel and cultural life in Britain;
  • Booker Prize and revitalization of fiction industry in Britain;
  • Booker Prize in global cultural economy context;
  • postcolonial themes and Booker winners theme writings;
  • Desai's ironic picture of banal trappings of globalization;
  • A Bend in the River - sense of postcolonial collapse in Africa;
  • Gordimer's The Conservationist - political change in South Africa;
  • J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur - ambivalent treatment of imperialism;
  • post-consensus narrative and Booker media event in Thatcher era