An Introduction to Contemporary Fiction: International Writing in English since 1970
August 1999, Polity
Introduction: Rod Mengham.
Part I: Issues:.
1. Constructions of Identity in Post-1970 Experimental Fiction: Kathleen M. Wheeler.
2. The Power to Tell: Rape, Race and Writing in Afro-American Women's Fiction: Maud Ellmann.
3. Looking Awry: Tropes of Disability in Post-colonial Writing: Ato Quayson.
4. Movement in Fiction: John Harvey.
Part II: Key Texts and Authors: .
5. The Dissident Imagination: Beckett's Late Prose Fiction: Drew Milne.
6. The Mutations of William Burroughs: Geoff Ward.
7. 1973 The End of History: Cultural Change According to Muriel Spark: Rod Mengham.
8. Oswald our Contemporary: Don DeLillo's Libra: N. H. Reeve.
9. Graham Swift and the Mourning After: Adrian Poole.
10. Mapping the Margins: Translation, Invasion and Celtic Islands in Brian Moore and John Fuller: Sophie Gilmartin.
11. The Uses of Impurity: Fiction and Fundamentalism in Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson: Mark Wormald.
12. Sex, Violence and Complicity: Martin Amis and Ian McEwan: Kiernan Ryan.
13. Can Fiction Swear? James Kelman and the Booker Prize: Geoff Gilbert.
* Very international in focus covering a wide-range of fiction from various parts of the English-speaking world.
* Relates developments in fiction to wider cultural and theoretical issues.