Identity and Cultural Memory in the Fiction of A. S. Byatt

Knitting the Net of Culture

  • Authors
  • Lena Steveker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Lena Steveker
      Pages 1-6
  3. Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Lena Steveker
      Pages 44-54
    3. Lena Steveker
      Pages 55-64
  4. Identity — Cultural Memory — Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Lena Steveker
      Pages 77-86
    3. Lena Steveker
      Pages 95-103
    4. Lena Steveker
      Pages 126-134
    5. Lena Steveker
      Pages 135-143
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 144-190

About this book


This book provides innovative readings of the key texts of A.S. Byatt's oeuvre by analysing the negotiations of individual identity, cultural memory, and literature which inform Byatt's novels. Steveker explores the concepts of identity constructed in the novels, showing them to be deeply rooted in British literary history and cultural memory.


culture English literature fiction identity novel Renaissance Victorian era William Shakespeare

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