Graham Swift: England and Other Stories (4694 words)

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Published in 2014, England and Other Stories is Graham Swift’s eleventh work of fiction but only his second short-fiction collection in a career which spans nearly four decades. As England and Other Stories demonstrates, Swift is a craftsman rooted in the tradition of English fiction. His works incorporate elements of modernist experimentation into realist narratives which explore themes related to loss and trauma, identity, history and the state of the nation. In this collection of stories Swift’s literary style, based on understatement, omission, and unobtrusive wit, asserts this author’s faith in the power of simple, almost unliterary language to communicate the essence of human experience. Swift’s achievement …

Citation: Logotheti, Anastasia. "England and Other Stories". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 October 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35509, accessed 02 July 2020.]

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