A.S. Byatt: Essays on the Short Fiction

by Celia M. Wallhead (Author)
©2007 Monographs 238 Pages


A.S. Byatt has always alternated novels with shorter fiction. Different literary and linguistic models are applied here to analyse how she guides her readers’ understanding of vital, complex issues within her perennial themes of life, creativity and death. This study focuses on certain stories from the six volumes of short fiction she has produced to date. The two novellas of Angels and Insects are scrutinised for their intertextuality, while stories from Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye, Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice and Little Black Book of Stories are novel discussions of creativity and related gender issues.


ISBN (Softcover)
Literary Theory 19th Century English Literature Byatt, Antonia S. Kurzgeschichte English and American Language and Literature Women's and Gender Study 20th Century and Contemporary Literature Byatt A. S. Short Stories
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 238 pp.

Biographical notes

Celia M. Wallhead (Author)

The Author: Celia Wallhead is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature at the University of Granada, Spain, where she has taught for over fifteen years. Previously, she was with the British Council, and in her early career, was a Spanish Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has written or co-written a dozen books (one on the novels of A. S. Byatt), and almost one hundred articles, mostly on contemporary novelists like Byatt, such as Fowles, Rushdie, Doctorow and Pynchon.


Title: A.S. Byatt: Essays on the Short Fiction