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By Roger Luckhurst,Peter Marks

ISBN-10: 0582312035

ISBN-13: 9780582312036

ISBN-10: 0582312043

ISBN-13: 9780582312043

on the finish of the century, a lot feedback has turn into dedicated to `last things': the tip of heritage, the tip of the topic, the tip of the unconventional, the tip, even, of the tip. Literature and the Contemporary, by contrast, goals to supply via twelve essays proof of how during which the literature of the Nineteen Nineties is consistently accomplishing questions of reminiscence and historical past and the illustration of time within the current day.

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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