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5. The present

5. The present  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199609260
‘The present’ argues that, whether or not a novel chooses to focus on something in the present, it will inescapably be in some way about the time of its writing. The novel is an ... More
Contemporary FictionA Very Short Introduction

Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Eaglestone

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.001.0001
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book
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9780199609260
Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction explores a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow ... More
4. The past

4. The past  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199609260
‘The past’ points out that novels have always been interested in the past, in history, and in memory. Contemporary fiction often rejects the traditional historical novel, instead exploring ... More
6. The future

6. The future  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199609260
The image of the future in contemporary fiction is inseparable from ideas about the impact of technology: expressions of hope or despair about that future are measured through the figure of ... More

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