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Essays on the Fiction of A. S. Byatt: Imagining the Real (Contributions to the Study of World Literature) Hardcover – 30 Sep 2001

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  • Hardcover: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (30 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313315183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313315183
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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..."particularly reliable and useful...The essays in this collection push our knowledge of Byatt's ideas and skills a little further in many areas...many Byatt fans will take up the challenge of these scholars and use their work to push our awareness and appreciation of Byatts work even further in the future."-European Journal of English Studies

"Highly recommended for general readers and upper-division undergraduates through faculty."-CHOICE

?Highly recommended for general readers and upper-division undergraduates through faculty.?-CHOICE

?...particularly reliable and useful...The essays in this collection push our knowledge of Byatt's ideas and skills a little further in many areas...many Byatt fans will take up the challenge of these scholars and use their work to push our awareness and appreciation of Byatts work even further in the future.?-European Journal of English Studies

.,."particularly reliable and useful...The essays in this collection push our knowledge of Byatt's ideas and skills a little further in many areas...many Byatt fans will take up the challenge of these scholars and use their work to push our awareness and appreciation of Byatts work even further in the future."-European Journal of English Studies

"I enjoyed reading the manuscript and found the collection to be both absorbing and varied."-Jennifer Green-Lewis Associate Professor of English George Washington University

"This engaging and comprehensive collection of essays on the fiction of A. S. Byatt illuminates her entire body of work, from the early novels to the most recent....Alexa Alfer's essay on Byatt's particular brand of literary realism typifies the strength and sophistication of the collection."-Dr. Margaret Soltan Associate Professor of English George Washington University

"The editors have compiled-and themselves contributed to-a very fine collection of critical essays on the fictions of A. S. Byatt....The standard of writing and thinking displayed in the essays is uniformly high. Readers of Byatt's fiction will come away from this collection with a deeper understanding of her interests, methods, and achievements."-Dr. Frederick M. Holmes Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada

"Essays on the Fiction of A. S. Byatt sets a very high standard for all subsequent research on this important author....[T]he volume is essential reading for anyone concerned with the broader contexts of Byatt's work....All of the essays in the volume provide important tools for rethinking Byatt's place within late 20th-, early 21st-century literature and culture."-David Herman Professor North Carolina State University

About the Author

ALEXA ALFER is affiliated with Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. She has written on A. S. Byatt, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Virginia Woolf, and has taught extensively on 20th-century British fiction. She recently edited A. S. Byatt in Focus for the German journal Anglistik and is the coauthor of the first comprehensive primary and secondary A. S. Byatt bibliography. MICHAEL J. NOBLE is a Fellow of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has taught widely on British fiction and drama. His research on A. S. Byatt, George Elliot, Samuel Beckett, etc. has appeared in such journals as the CEA Critic, Encyclia, and the Explicator. Most recently, he has been working with electronic media, designing online educational applications and development tools.


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