By Nick Bentley
The Nineteen Nineties proved to be a very wealthy and engaging interval for British fiction. This e-book offers a clean point of view at the varied writings that seemed over the last decade, bringing jointly prime lecturers within the field.
content material: creation : mapping the millennium : subject matters and developments in modern British fiction / Nick Bentley --
From extra to the recent international order / Fred Botting --
'Refugees from time' : heritage, demise and the flight from fact in modern writing / Andrzej Gasiorek --
technology and fiction within the Nineteen Nineties / Patricia Waugh --
British technology fiction within the Nineties : politics and style / Roger Luckhurst --
The McReal factor : personal/national identification in Julian Barnes's England, England / Sarah Henstra --
our on-line world and the physique : Jeanette Winterson's The.powerbook / Sonya Andermahr --
'Fascinating violation' : Ian McEwan's young children / Peter Childs --
'Tongues of bone' : A.L. Kennedy and the issues of articulation / Helen Stoddart --
Mr Wroe's virgins : the 'other Victorians' and up to date fiction / B.E. Maidment --
Pat Barker's vanishing barriers / Lynda Prescott --
Singular occasions : the 'as if' of Beryl Bainbridge's each guy for himself / Fiona Becket --
Iain Sinclair's millennial fiction : the instance of sluggish chocolate post-mortem / Julian Wolfreys --
Hedgemony? : suburban house within the Buddha of suburbia / Susan Brook --
Iain Sinclair : the psychotic geographer treads the border-lines / Peter Brooker.
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If ‘every moment happens twice’, it does so to complete the frame of modernity and close its story (Smith 2000: 532). Archie repeats. Dr Perret escapes death a second time. The law cannot decide between Magid and Millat, so lightly sentences them both, doubling and dividing punishment, fair and unjust at the same time. Irie cannot decide who is the father of her child, having slept with both twins within hours of each other. She ends up in the Caribbean with a surrogate family of Hortense, Joshua and her unnamed daughter composing postcards to two fathers and no father, writing to a good uncle and a bad uncle.
Dr Perret escapes death a second time. The law cannot decide between Magid and Millat, so lightly sentences them both, doubling and dividing punishment, fair and unjust at the same time. Irie cannot decide who is the father of her child, having slept with both twins within hours of each other. She ends up in the Caribbean with a surrogate family of Hortense, Joshua and her unnamed daughter composing postcards to two fathers and no father, writing to a good uncle and a bad uncle. Events close with a ‘historic moment’: O’Connells lifts its gender bar and allows two couples to see in the millennium together (Smith 2000: 541).
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British Fiction of the 1990s by Nick Bentley