Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction

  • Authors
  • AliceĀ Bennett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Alice Bennett
    Pages 1-21
  3. Alice Bennett
    Pages 47-71
  4. Alice Bennett
    Pages 148-166
  5. Alice Bennett
    Pages 192-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-228

About this book


Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones .


fiction Narration Narrative

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34935-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-02269-1
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