Postwar Literature: 1950-1990

May, W. (2009) Postwar Literature: 1950-1990, London, UK, Longman, 304pp. (York Connections).


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This survey guide offers a detailed and invigorating introduction to literature from the post-war period. It include four thematic essays on 'Class and Education', 'Exiles and Immigrants', 'Sex and identity', and 'Nostalgia and nationhood', an in-depth discussion of 18 key novelists, dramatists, and poets, and an introduction to the cultural, social, and historical contexts of the period. The volume also includes an annotated bibliography and timeline, making it ideal for undergraduate students approaching the period for the first time.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9781408204740 (paperback)
1408204746 (paperback)
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Keywords: post-war, british culture, literature, sociology, cultural criticism, nationhood, immigration, class, education
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 67575
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 August 2009Submitted
1 July 2010Published
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:54

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