This study is the first monograph on the contemporary British novelist and playwright Gabriel Josipovici (1940- ), author of fourteen novels and several dozens of short stories, some thirty plays for radio and the stage, and of a considerable oeuvre in literary criticism. Gabriel Josipovici, also known as a reviewer for the
Times Literary Supplement, is now one of the foremost British writers who continue the tradition of Modernism. Josipovici also figures among the most prominent Jewish authors writing in the UK today.
This study includes an interview with the author and presents an overview of Josipovici’s creative oeuvre. Close readings of a selection of short stories, novels, plays and radio plays are followed by an attempt to place Josipovici on the map of present-day British literature.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2000. XV, 264 pp., 5 fig.
Contents: The first monograph on Gabriel Josipovici – Interview with the author – Chapters on Josipovici’s short fiction,
novels, plays and radio plays – Josipovici’s aesthetics and his position in post-War British literature.