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Critical Essay by Del Ivan Janik

SOURCE: "History and the 'Here and Now': The Novels of Graham Swift," in Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring, 1989, pp. 74-88.

In the following essay, Janik, an American educator and critic, discusses the relationship between history and the present in Swift's first three novels.

The publication of three novels within a period of four years marked the debut of Graham Swift, who has already established himself as a major novelist and may prove to be the most outstanding English novelist of the final quarter of the twentieth century. The Sweet-Shop Owner (1980) and Shuttlecock (1981) both received highly favorable reviews; Waterland was chosen as the best English novel of 1983 by the Guardian and was short-listed for that year's Booker Prize. In his novels and in the short stories collected in Learning to Swim (1982) Swift has begun...

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