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Published: 29 November 2018

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ISBN: 9780198824992

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Ian Watt

The Novel and the Wartime Critic

Marina MacKay

Oxford Mid-Century Studies Series

  • An intellectual biography and an intellectual history of the mid-century that reconstructs Ian Watt's wartime world
  • The first study of the historical origins of the 'rise of the novel' argument
  • Extensive archival research casts new light on one of the most influential post-war literary critics
  • Places mid-century criticism in conversation with mid-century literature and culture more broadly
  • Clearly and accessibly written for students and general readers interested in the cultural effects of the Second World War