By Roger Luckhurst,Peter Marks
The essays within the e-book survey theories of temporality from a variety of cultural and philosophical standpoints, and signify critics writing from feminist, postcolonial and `queer' views discussing literature in `our time'. the gathering addresses such valuable concerns because the politics of reminiscence, colonial legacies, women's time, racial and sexual identities within the Nineties, and covers quite a lot of modern authors, works and concerns, a few of that are taken care of for the 1st time. one of the modern works mentioned are the prize-winning books Graham Swift's Last Orders, Anne Michaels' Fugitive Pieces, and Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres.
While discussing one of the most major novels of the Nineties, this assortment additionally bargains a various but cohesive critique of the millennial leanings of a lot `postmodernist' feedback, which it argues will be changed by means of extra variously nuanced engagements with literature and the contemporary.
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Literature and The Contemporary: Fictions and Theories of the Present (Longman Studies In Twentieth Century Literature) by Roger Luckhurst,Peter Marks