The Fictions of Anita Brookner

Illusions of Romance

  • John┬áSkinner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Skinner
    Pages 1-21
  3. John Skinner
    Pages 22-65
  4. John Skinner
    Pages 66-112
  5. John Skinner
    Pages 113-158
  6. John Skinner
    Pages 159-184
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-196

About this book


The Fiction of Anita Brookner is the first full-length study of this controversial contemporary writer. After discussing critical assessments of Brookner, and attempts to relate her to various classics and contemporaries, Dr Skinner skilfully combines insights from recent narrative theory with close analyses of nine novels. Moving from the first novels, and their close relations to French literary models, he goes on to trace the increased sophistication of Hotel du Lac and the technical innovations of its successors.


bibliography fiction French model novel

Authors and affiliations

  • John┬áSkinner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TurkuFinland

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