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Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture.

Author: Josephine G Hendin
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Series: Concise Companions to Literature and Culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Concise Companion is a guide to the creative output of the United States in the postwar period, in its diverse energies, shapes and forms.:.; Embraces diversity, covering Vietnam literature, gay and lesbian literature, American Jewish fiction, Italian American literature, Irish American writing, emergent ethnic literatures, African American writing, jazz, film, drama and more.; Shows how different genres and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josephine G Hendin
ISBN: 9780470756386 0470756381
OCLC Number: 476170223
Description: 1 online resource (444 pages).
Contents: A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introducing American Literature and Culture in the Postwar Years; 2 The Fifties and After: An Ambiguous Culture; 3 The Beat Generation is Now About Everything; 4 From Bebop to Hip Hop: American Music After 1950; 5 American Drama in the Postwar Period; 6 Hollywood Dreaming: Postwar American Film; 7 The Beauty and Destructiveness of War: A Literary Portrait of the Vietnam Conflict; 8 Postmodern Fictions; 9 Gay and Lesbian Writing in Post-World War II America.
Series Title: Concise Companions to Literature and Culture.

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This Concise Companion is a guide to the creative output of the United States in the postwar period, in its diverse energies, shapes and forms.:.; Embraces diversity, covering Vietnam literature, gay and lesbian literature, American Jewish fiction, Italian American literature, Irish American writing, emergent ethnic literatures, African American writing, jazz, film, drama and more.; Shows how different genres and approaches opened up creative possibilities and interacted in the postwar period.; Portrays the postwar United States split by differences of wealth and position, by ethnicity and rac.

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