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Alan Garner and the Work of Time

Edgar, Robert ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3483-8605, Johnson, Wayne and Marland, John (2024) Alan Garner and the Work of Time. Manchester University Press (In Press)

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Alan Garner has been described by Philip Pullman as ‘the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien’. This book is the first collected edition to critically analyse Garner’s body of work. This comprehensive analysies stretches from Garner’s early work, from the straightforward magical world of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960) to the more challenging ‘adolescent fiction’ of The Owl Service (1967) and Red Shift (1973). It then moves to analysis of Garner’s subsequent corpus of work that is remarkable for both its thematic continuity and imaginative range, including Strandloper (1996), Thursbitch (2003) and Boneland (2012). His most recent novel, Treacle Walker, was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize and recent criticism centred on folk horror and hauntology has reignited a critical and public acknowledgement of Garner’s work.

Item Type: Book
Status: In Press
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/10234

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