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Reading the Novel in English 1950–2000




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General Editor: Daniel R. Schwarz
The aim of this series is to provide practical introductions to reading the novel in both the British and Irish, and the American traditions.
Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890–1930
Reading the Novel in English 1950–2000

Daniel R. Schwarz
Brian W. Shaffer

Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Paula R. Backscheider
Reading the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Harry E. Shaw and Alison Case
Reading the American Novel 1780–1865
Shirley Samuels
Reading the American Novel 1865–1914
G. R. Thompson
Reading the Twentieth-Century American Novel
James Phelan




13/6/05, 5:28 PM

Reading the Novel in
English 1950–2000
Brian W. Shaffer




13/6/05, 5:28 PM

© 2006 by Brian W. Shaffer
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The right of Brian W. Shaffer to be identified as the Author of this Work has been asserted in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, except as permitted by the UK Copyright,
Designs, and Patents Act 1988, without the prior permission of the publisher.
First published 2006 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
1 2006
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Shaffer, Brian W., 1960–
Reading the novel in English, 1950–2000 / Brian W. Shaffer.
p. cm.—(Reading the novel)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-0113-4 (hardback : alk. paper)

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