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    Robert Eaglestone, Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is Deputy Director (and formerly Director) of the Holocaust Research Centre. His research interests are in contemporary literature and literary theory, contemporary philosophy, and on Holocaust and genocide studies. He is the author of Doing English: A Guide for Literature Students (third revised edition) (Routledge, 2009).
    Contemporary fiction is a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow at a fantastic speed.

    In this Very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone provides a clear and engaging exploration of the major themes, patterns, and debates of contemporary fiction. From genre, form, and experimentalism to the legacies of modernism and postmodernism, the relationship between globalization and terrorism, and the impact of technology, Eaglestone examines how works both reflect the world in which we live and the artistic concerns of writers and readers alike.

    About the Series:
    Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

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    ISBN 9780199609260
    Genre LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
    Format Paperback
    Pages 114
    Publisher Date 2013-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.5 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.24 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Very Short Introduction
    Series Name Very Short Introductions
    Series Volume Number 362
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Eaglestone, Robert
    Country of Origin United States

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