The Experimental Techniques in Ian McEwan’s Atonement

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Ian McEwan, together with Martin Amis, is now the best-known and controversial contemporary British novelist. Atonement is regarded as the best of McEwan books and is shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It displays features of modernism and postmodernism, with the application of stream of consciousness, multiple voices, montage and flashbacks, becoming increasingly experimental in form.

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Han, J. and Wang, P. (2015) The Experimental Techniques in Ian McEwan’s Atonement. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 163-166. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.36024.

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