A useful overview,
This review is from: Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
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The Oxford Very Short Introduction series is aptly named. These small, brief volumes offer a snapshot of a particular field of knowledge, presented by an expert, and delivered with authority. This is no exception. Eaglestone has written extensively about modern and contemporary literature, and is well-known as a leading academic in the field of Holocaust studies. He offers here a wide-ranging view of contemporary (that is, written in the last decade) fiction, particularly of an experimental nature. he does not confine himself to Anglophone fiction, touching on some works that are certainly not that well-known in Britain. It's a forgivable idiosyncrasy in a well-ordered and authoritative survey.