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Literature of the 1940s : war, postwar and "peace"

Author: Gill Plain
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2015.
Series: The Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain, vol. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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This new study rereads the literary response to a decade of trauma and transformation. Instead of separating the 1940s into before and after the war, it focuses on the entire decade and the themes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Plain
ISBN: 9780748627448 0748627448 9780748627455 0748627456
OCLC Number: 910515428
Description: XI, 300 S. : Ill.
Contents: Illustrations; General Editor's Preface; Preface; 1. Introduction; I. WAR; 2. Documenting; 3. Desiring; 4. Killing; II. POSTWAR; 5. Escaping; 6. Grieving; 7. Adjusting; III. 'PEACE'; 8. Atomizing; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: The Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain, vol. 5.
Responsibility: Gill Plain.

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The main attraction of Gill Plain's book lies in its entertainingly accessible coverage of literary texts and social, intellectual issues. It is grounded in scholarly research, yet it is mpressively Read more...

 
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