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

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 eve...

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Main Author: Perez Rodriguez, Eva M.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2012.
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Table of 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.