Joseph Brooker

in Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748633944
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651818 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the literary establishment of the 1980s, observing the transition between generations of writers and closely examining some changes that occurred in the book business. It studies the trend of the English novel, and tries to distinguish between ‘post-war’ and ‘contemporary’ writers.

Keywords: literary establishment; transition; generations of writers; book business; English novel; post-war writers; contemporary writers

Chapter.  14536 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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