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Literature of the 1980s: After the WatershedVolume 9$
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Joseph Brooker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633944

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633944.001.0001

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Generations

Generations

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(p.34) Chapter One Generations
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Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed
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Joseph Brooker

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633944.003.0002

This chapter discusses the literary establishment of the 1980s, observing the transition between generations of writers and closely examining some changes that occurred in the book business. It studies the trend of the English novel, and tries to distinguish between ‘post-war’ and ‘contemporary’ writers.

Keywords:   literary establishment, transition, generations of writers, book business, English novel, post-war writers, contemporary writers

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