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Introduced the idea of extending postmemory to a British context, and explores the usefulness of the concept in relation to the ‘baby boomers’ born after World War Two.

Explores Swift’s obsession with the World war two and its aftermath; explores his decision not to research the period and looks at his concept of “emotional truth” in historical fiction and the novelist’s responsibility to the past. Contains original interview.

Reading behind the lines

Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction


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