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journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 06:47 authored by Nicolas Tredell
Barry Unsworth's fifteen novels offer a feast of reading; he is a vigorous, highly-skilled storyteller who can conjure up ancient Greece, medieval Sicily, fourteenth-century England, Renaissance Venice, colonial Florida, Ottoman Constantinople, Thatcher's Liverpool, 1990s Umbria, and a host of other times and places. His fiction supplements its broadly realistic approach with elements from a variety of popular genres and literary modes: the historical novel, Gothic fiction, the spy thriller, the murder mystery, satire, black comedy, symbolism and metafiction.
PublisherThe Literary Encyclopedia
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