British culture of the postwar

an introduction to literature and society, 1945-1999

Publisher: Routledge in London, New York

Written in English
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  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Literature and the war.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence.,
  • Social problems in literature.,
  • Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945-,
  • Great Britain -- Civilization -- 1945-

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

  Culture Film Books Music Art & design TV & radio the grim respectability of postwar British culture began Beyond the Fringe and a revolution that would change the face of British culture.   Adrian Horn's Juke Box Britain is a very useful contribution to debates about the development of youth culture in Britain in the postwar era. The first part of the book explores these debates through a detailed case study of British juke boxes in the fifteen years after the war. Canada - Canada - Early postwar developments: King retired as prime minister and leader of the Liberal Party in , and the mantle of leadership passed to Louis Stephen Saint Laurent, a Quebec lawyer whom King had brought into the government in Saint Laurent continued most of the domestic policies of his predecessor but pursued a more activist foreign policy. Postwar British Fiction book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Realism is often held to be aesthetically outmoded and philosophic /5(1).

"An innovative attempt to trace the "absent presence of war memories" in the cultural discourse of postwar Japan. The author's juxtaposition of examples from different cultural registers is distinctive, persuasive, and provocative, and the book is a pleasure to read."—Carol Gluck, Columbia University "This is history writing at its best. The Cold War was reflected in culture through music, movies, books, television and other media, as well as sports and social beliefs and behavior. One major element of the Cold War was the threat of a nuclear war; another was espionage. Many works use the Cold War as a backdrop, or directly take part in fictional conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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An Introduction to Literature and Society Edited By Alastair Davies, Alan Sinfield. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 15 April Pub. location London. Imprint : Ew Milne.

Securing the future of our race: Women in the culture of the modern-day BNP Martin Durham 5. British neo-Nazi fiction: Colin Jordan’s Merrie England – and The Uprising Paul Jackson popular culture met the far right: Cultural encounters with post-war British fascism British culture of the postwar book Copsey 7.

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The best books on Social History of Post-War Britain recommended by David Kynaston Until the s, Britain was predominantly a working class society, says the historian David Kynaston.

He tells us about books that explore how this changed, giving rise to the turbulent Thatcher years. For the purposes of this book, however, it has the advantage that it offers an opportunity, less available in countries that were more profoundly disrupted by the war, to examine what in the postwar world was a direct outcome of the experience of war and what was the outcome of.

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Davies, Alistair; Sinfield, Alan. Publication date. Topics. English literature, Literature and society, World War. Alastair Davies, Alan Sinfield From Angus Wilson to Pat Barker and Salman Rushdie, British Culture of the Post-War is an ideal starting point for those studying cultural developments in Britain of recent years.

Chapters on individual people and art forms give a clear and. British culture of the postwar: an introduction to literature and society, /. In his book The Road toPaul Addison described how the British people appeared, for a tantalisingly brief period, about to enter the Promised Land.

Since then, he has enhanced his reputation with a series of works on modern British history, the most notable of which is a magisterial study of Winston Churchill on the home front, published in No Turning Back, which offers an. Expand/Collapse Synopsis From Angus Wilson to Pat Barker and Salman Rushdie, British Culture of the Post-War is an ideal starting point for those studying cultural developments in Britain of recent years.

Chapters on individual people and art forms give a clear and Brand: Taylor And Francis. Culture, Consensus and Difference. Britain, Europe and Americanisation. A Cinema In Between: Post-War British Cinema. Faltering at the Line: Auden and Post-War British Culture.

Culture, Consumption and Cultural Institutions. Art in Post-war Britain: A Short History of the ICA. Drama in the Culture Industry: British Theatre After Resting.

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National Service review – a cultural history of postwar British call-up Richard Vinen shows how conscription emphasised the mirage of a nation's importance on the world stage Ian Thomson. Postwar: A History of Europe Since is a non-fiction book written by British historian and scholar Tony Judt who specialised in European history.

The book examines six decades of European history from the end of World War II in up to The book won considerable praise for its breadth and comprehensive approach.

Youth Culture and the Post-War British Novel is the first book to chart that history through the work of some of the most influential contemporary British writers. In this vivid work of cultural history, Stephen Ross explores: The manic teenage vision of Absolute Beginners The Angry Young Men of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

This book is the first academic text to examine cynicism as a driving force in the context of post-war British culture. It maps a sensibility that transcends divisions between high and low culture, and encompasses figures such as Philip Larkin, John Lennon and Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

BBC Culture polled book critics outside the UK, to give an outsider’s perspective on the best in British literature. The greatest British novels - BBC Culture Homepage. Among the most respected of the postwar American poets are John Ashbery, the key figure of the surrealistic New York School of poetry, and his celebrated Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, );Elizabeth Bishop and her North & South (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, ) and “Geography III” (National Book Award, Thus the Cold War had begun, and culture was assigned a strikingly important role in it.

In Leopold Senghor, the spokes person for the West European Union, ranked culture alongside military defense as a means to protect Western European unity. I could not find much that could properly be described as political art in British post war.

Cynicism is a neglected subject for investigation in post-war British cultural history, perhaps due to its apparent omnipresence. Kieran Curran aims to rectify this omission by lucidly connecting together literature, music and film as common avatars of the cynic : Kieran Curran.

In Post-War Britain cultural interventions were a feature of fascist parties and movements, just as they were in Europe. This book makes a new major contribution to existing scholarship which begins to discuss British fascism as a cultural phenomenon.

A collection of essays from leading academics, this book uncovers how a cultural struggle lay at the heart of the hegemonic projects of all.

Other novelists and playwrights of the s, often called the angry young men, expressed a deep dissatisfaction with British society, combined with despair that anything could be done about it.

While the postwar era was not a great period of English literature, it produced a variety of excellent critics, including William Empson, Frank. MacPhee argues in his most recent book Postwar British Literature and Postcolonial Studies, tracing the presence of empire in metropolitan culture “requires a sensitivity to the displaced and often submerged ways in which this [colonial] legacy informs conceptions of individual and collective identity.”.

Youth Culture and the Post-War British Novel is a lively contribution to a growing area of postwar and contemporary literary studies.

Ross's style is at once accessible and engaging, and his book offers new ways of thinking about the importance of youth culture to a range of novels from the latter half of the twentieth century.

POSTWAR. A History of Europe Since By Tony Judt. Illustrated. pp. The Penguin Press. $ AN old Soviet-era joke, retold by Tony Judt on the next-to-last page of his enormous book.POST-WAR BRITISH NOVELS The 20th century literature is dominated by war with common themes of alienation, isolation and fragmentation.

The century opened with the Boer War and continued through World War I, World War II, The Balkans, Korea, and Vietnam.