. Discuss the figure of the alcoholic in A. L. Kennedy’s ‘Paradise’


The essay should establish an appropriate critical context and be properly referenced (including bibliography).
Some starting points for critical material:
• Biswell, Andrew, ‘A. L. Kennedy’, in Merritt Mosely (ed.), British and Irish Novelists Since 1960 (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2003), pp. 196-204
• Gefou-Madianou, Dimitra (ed.), Alcohol, Gender and Culture (London: Routledge, 1992)
• Scanlon, Julie, ‘Unruly Novels, Unruly Selves’, Madelena Gonzalez (ed.), Generic Instability and Identity in the Contemporary Novel (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010), pp. 139-59.