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The Ambiguous in Contemporary British Prose



Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Does It Really Mean That? Interpreting the Literary Ambiguous
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords ambiguity; contemporary British prose; Jeanette Winterson; Michéle Roberts; Angela Carter; Iris Murdoch; Muriel Spark; Jane Gardam
Description The postmodern age has embraced ambiguity as one of its essential concepts. This paper examines some aspects of ambiguity in two sets of British contemporary novels, roughly distinguished by their realistic or experimental mode, with the aim to show that the postmodern is not necessarily the defining underlying element of the presence of ambiguity in the texts.

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