Ali Smith by Monica Germana
Contemporary Critical Perspectives

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Synopsis

In such novels as Hotel World and the Whitbread Prize winning The Accidental, Ali Smith has established herself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary fiction. Covering her complete oeuvre, from the short stories to her most recent novel There but for the, this is the first comprehensive critical guide to Smith's work.


Bringing together leading scholars, Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives covers such topics as:

? Language, truth and reality
? Spectral presences and the uncanny
? Gender and sexuality
? Cosmopolitanism
? Smith's place in the contemporary canon

Including a new interview with the author, a chronology of her life and authoritative guides to further reading, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the best of contemporary fiction.
 

About Monica Germana

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Emily Horton is Visiting Lecturer in English Literature at Brunel University, UK, and at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.Monica Germanà is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster, UK. She is the author of Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction Since 1978 (EUP, 2010).
 
Published July 18, 2013 by Bloomsbury Academic. 209 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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