Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Beatriz Domínguez García (Universidad de Huelva)
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Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995) is Kate Atkinson’s debut novel and winner of the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. In the years since its publication, the novel has received significant academic attention. Behind the Scenes established Atkinson’s interest in the female point of view, a trend which became established in a number of works since, including: Transcription (2018): Human Croquet (1997), Emotionally Weird (2000), and Life after Life (2013). In 2002, Emma Parker published a reader’s guide to the novel and argued that Behind the Scenes was the first of a “trilogy” of novels featuring female protagonists in search of not only t…

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Citation: Domínguez García, Beatriz. "Behind the Scenes at the Museum". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 April 2021 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=10380, accessed 25 September 2023.]

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