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How the Second World War is depicted by British novelists since 1990 : the passage of time changes our portrayal of traumatic events

Author: Eva M Perez Rodriguez
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a study of sixteen novels by British authors published between 1990 and the present which address the topic of the Second World War. This study analyzes how these novels employ a variety of techniques and focus on private, anonymous individuals rather than the large historical events, to deal with recurring themes such as the repetitive nature of history and the impossibility of objective  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Pérez Rodríguez, Eva M.
How the Second World War Is Depicted By British Novelists Since 1990 : The Passage of Time Changes Our Portrayal of Traumatic Events.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eva M Perez Rodriguez
ISBN: 9780773411883 0773411887
OCLC Number: 797916310
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Myths: debunked and preserved. 1. Sarah Waters, The night watch (2006) ; 2. Ian McEwan, Atonement (2001) ; 3. William Boyd, Restless (2006) ; 4. Sebastian Faulks, Charlotte Gray (1998) ; 5. Robert Harris, Enigma (1995) --
Part 2. Revisiting history. 6. Tim Binding, Island madness (1994) ; 7. Owen Sheers, Resistance (2007) ; 8. Peter Ho Davies, The Welsh girl (2007) ; 9. A.L. Kennedy, Day (2007) ; 10. Alexander McCall Smith, La's orchestra saves the world (2008) --
Part 3. Individuals and nations. 11. Helen Dunmore, The siege (2001) ; 12. Rachel Seiffert, The dark room (2001) ; 13. Martin Amis, Time's arrow (1991) ; 14. Louis de Beenieres, Captian Corelli's mandolin (1994) ; 15. Mark Mills, The information officer (2009) ; 16. Kazuo Ishiguro, When we were orphans (2000) ; Conclusion: elusive past, inescapable history.
Responsibility: Eva M. Pérez Rodríguez ; with a foreword by Santiago Corugedo.

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This volume offers a study of sixteen novels by British authors published between 1990 and the present which address the topic of the Second World War. This study analyzes how these novels employ a variety of techniques and focus on private, anonymous individuals rather than the large historical events, to deal with recurring themes such as the repetitive nature of history and the impossibility of objective historiography.

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