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Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British Novels : Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David Mitchell

By: Childs, Peter.
Contributor(s): Green, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013Description: 1 online resource (139 p.).ISBN: 9781441135568.Subject(s): Aesthetics in literature | English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Ethics in literature | Multiculturalism in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British Novels : Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David MitchellDDC classification: 823.9209384 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover-Page -- Half-Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Empire -- Fiction -- Notes -- 1 Zadie Smith -- Two Directions: White Teeth -- Two Experiments: The Autograph Man and On Beauty -- Notes -- 2 Hari Kunzru -- Subjectivity: The Impressionist -- Global Noise: Transmission -- Notes -- 3 Nadeem Aslam -- Solitude: Maps for Lost Lovers -- Terror: The Wasted Vigil -- Notes -- 4 David Mitchell -- Amanuenses -- Multitude: Cloud Atlas -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: A fresh set of concerns face the twenty-first century British novelist. In this study of the four key novelists Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David Mitchell, the the changes in narrative approaches and critical directions of a new post-1989 fiction are explored. Close readings of the writers are informed by a range of contemporary theorists, critics and commentators to reveal the emphases of twenty-first century fiction. Terror, fear, consumerism, multinationalism, and corporatism: the terms circulating in culture and social networks are evident in Smith's faith in ethica
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Cover-Page -- Half-Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Empire -- Fiction -- Notes -- 1 Zadie Smith -- Two Directions: White Teeth -- Two Experiments: The Autograph Man and On Beauty -- Notes -- 2 Hari Kunzru -- Subjectivity: The Impressionist -- Global Noise: Transmission -- Notes -- 3 Nadeem Aslam -- Solitude: Maps for Lost Lovers -- Terror: The Wasted Vigil -- Notes -- 4 David Mitchell -- Amanuenses -- Multitude: Cloud Atlas -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

A fresh set of concerns face the twenty-first century British novelist. In this study of the four key novelists Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David Mitchell, the the changes in narrative approaches and critical directions of a new post-1989 fiction are explored. Close readings of the writers are informed by a range of contemporary theorists, critics and commentators to reveal the emphases of twenty-first century fiction. Terror, fear, consumerism, multinationalism, and corporatism: the terms circulating in culture and social networks are evident in Smith's faith in ethica

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Peter Childs is Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research & Scholarship and Professor of Modern & Contemporary English Literature, Newman University, UK. He has published widely on twentieth and twenty-first century fiction. James Green has previously published an essay on the work of David Mitchell (together with Peter Childs) and an article on Wilson Harris in The Journal of Postcolonial Writing .

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