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Second World War in Contemporary British Fiction by Victoria Stewart

By Victoria Stewart

exhibits how imperative the second one global struggle nonetheless is to post-war writing. concentrating on the upsurge of curiosity within the moment international warfare in contemporary British novels, this monograph explores the ways that secrecy and mystery paintings - together with code-breaking, espionage and exact operations - were approached in representations of the battle. It considers confirmed writers, together with Muriel Spark, Sarah Waters and Kazuo Ishiguro, in addition to more moderen voices, akin to Liz Jensen and Peter Ho Davies. The exam of the after-effects of involvement in mystery paintings, inter-generational secrets and techniques in a household context, political allegiance and sexuality indicates how problems with loyalty, deception and betrayal are introduced into concentration in those novels.

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