Home in British Working-Class Fiction

Home in British Working-Class Fiction

by Nicola Wilson

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Overview

Home in British Working-Class Fiction offers a fresh take on British working-class writing that turns away from a masculinist, work-based understanding of class in favour of home, gender, domestic labour and the family kitchen. Examining key works by Robert Tressell, Alan Sillitoe, D.H. Lawrence, Buchi Emecheta, Pat Barker, Jeanette Winterson and James Kelman, among many others, Nicola Wilson demonstrates the importance of home's role in the making and expression of class feeling and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472405692
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Nicola Wilson is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Reading, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Writing home and class; The forefathers of the working-class novel; Working women and the little house; Home on the dole in the Hungry Thirties; Anger, affluence and domesticity; The uprooted and the anxious; Estates and the new slum life; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.


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