Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2005

200 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719065774

Bookseller Code (06)


Pat Barker

John Brannigan

Published by Manchester University Press

Contemporary British Novelists MUP

  • This is the first full book-length study of Pat Barker's work
  • Provides an extensive critical assessment and discussion of one of the most celebrated and popular contemporary British novelists
  • Chapters draw on contemporary theories of critical realism, gender and social identities, memory and narrative, in order to outline the debates with which Barker's work has consistently engaged
  • Examines Pat Barker's entire published oeuvre, and analyses the reasons for her success and significance as a novelist
  • Essential reading for those interested in Barker's place in the literary history of contemporary Britain