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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 A Furious Work of Fiction about Real Refugee Policy
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'One of the ironies of fiction is that the issues that feel most urgent are often those that are most resistant to successful fictional treatment.

'Why this should be is an interesting question, not least because our distaste for overtly political novels (and the tendency of writers to regard it as somewhat gauche) is a relatively recent phenomenon. Many of the greatest novels of the 19th and early 20th century are explicitly engaged with the issues of their day, and writers from Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo to Emile Zola and Thomas Hardy were fired by an often white-hot fury about social injustice.' (Introduction)

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