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Literature of the 1950s : good, brave causes

Author: Alice Ferrebe
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Series: Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain, v. 6.
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Challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. Alice Ferrebe's lively study rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics of difference, as ideas about identity, authority and belonging were tested and contested. By placing a diverse selection of texts alongside those of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ferrebe, Alice.
Literature of the 1950s: Good, Brave Causes, Volume 6.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Ferrebe
ISBN: 9780748631667 0748631666
OCLC Number: 795695173
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: COVER; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Illustrations; General Editor's Preface; Chapter One Introduction: 'All this, and Everest too!'; I. The Voice of the Young; Chapter Two The Metaphorical Utility of Youth; Chapter Three First Writing: 1950s Fiction; Chapter Four Angering Aunt Edna: 1950s Theatre; II. The Less Deceived; Chapter Five Women, Children and Home; Chapter Six The Sensation of Movement: Poetry in the 1950s; Chapter Seven Evil Men: Literature and Homosexuality; III. Postwar Settlements; Chapter Eight Coming Home: The Literature of Immigration.
Series Title: Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain, v. 6.
Responsibility: Alice Ferrebe.

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Challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. Alice Ferrebe's lively study rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics of difference, as ideas about identity, authority and belonging were tested and contested. By placing a diverse selection of texts alongside those of the established canon of Movement and 'Angry' writing, a literary culture of true diversity and depth is brought into view. The volume characterises the 1950s as a time of confrontation w.

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