Tuesday, August 29, 2006

British Fiction, 1970s

Major authors:
Adams, Douglas. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 1979.
Amis, Martin. Dead Babies. 1975.
Bainbridge, Beryl. The Dressmaker. 1973.
Burgess, Anthony. Napoleon Symphony. 1974
Clarke, Arthur C. The Wind From the Sun. 1972.
Le Carre, John. The Naive and Sentimental Lover. 1971
Murdoch, Iris. The Sea, the Sea. 1978
Spark, Muriel. Not to Disturb. 1971.
Weldon, Faye. Female Friends: A Novel. 1974.

And yet, according to Arthur Marwick in Britain in Our Century, "The book trade, once a genuine source of pride, was in trouble. Book prices shot up; hitherto impregnable firms turned in large trading losses; retrenchment and redundancy struck suddenly and often arbitrarily."


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