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In a crowded and competitive field, Richard Lane's [Global Literary Theory: An Anthology] sets itself apart from the rest by living up to its title. This is a truly global survey of theory past and present, as comprehensive, judicious and up-to-the-minute as anyone could wish for. It promises to be an indispensable field-guide to the multiform complexities of theory for many years to come.
—Dr Paul Sheehan, Macquarie University, Australia
Responding to our rapidly changing, globalised planet, [Global Literary Theory: An Anthology] fulfils three crucial tasks for students and teachers. It begins to help us understand different world traditions of literary interpretation; it introduces new theories and problems for reading literature internationally; and it will start to establish a properly global literary studies.
—Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Lane's rare talent for explaining complex theoretical concepts while preserving the inherent difficulty of these ideas is fully engaged [in The Postcolonial Novel]. This is a learned, lucid and innovative book by one of the leading scholars in the field.
—Deborah L Madsen, University of Geneva
In The Postcolonial Novel, Richard J. Lane offers his readers wonderfully open and fresh readings of some of the most important works in the canon. He brings his theoretical expertise to bear in subterranean ways that illuminate the texts while foregrounding the pleasures and intricacies of their stories. Readers less experienced in postcolonial theory than Lane is will have no difficulty following his approach.
—Sherrill Grace, University of British Columbia
I was impressed by the range and conscientious skill of the critics... [Contemporary British Fiction] discusses much of the best in contemporary British writing, and deserves to be successful.
—Sir Frank Kermode, formerly King Edward Professor of English at Cambridge
[Contemporary British Fiction] is an admirably ambitious attempt to map the contemporary literary scene, impressive both in the range and the depth of its coverage. Certainly the sharpest and most up-to-date book I have read on the subject.