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Leopards in the temple : the transformation of American fiction, 1945-1970

Author: Morris Dickstein
Publisher: Cambridge, MA. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 25 years after World War II were a fertile period for the American novel and an era of transformation in American society. Offering a social as well as literary history, Dickstein provides a frank assessment of more than 20 key figures.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dickstein, Morris.
Leopards in the temple.
Cambridge, MA. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606732230
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Dickstein
ISBN: 0674006046 9780674006041
OCLC Number: 50525425
Notes: "Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 were originally published in The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 7, 1940-1990, edited by Sacvan Bercovitch."
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : culture, counterculture, and postwar America --
War and the novel : from World War II to Vietnam --
The new fiction : from the home front to the 1950s --
On and off the road : the outsider as young rebel --
Apocalypse now : a literature of extremes.
Other Titles: Cambridge history of American literature.
Responsibility: Morris Dickstein.

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