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York Notes Companions: Postwar Literature: 1950 to 1990

ISBN 13: 9781408204740

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The literature of the second half of the twentieth century is characterised by a tension between conservatism and innovation. This volume examines the key writers and genres that explore this idea, including the postmodern novels of Julian Barnes, Angela Carter and Graham Swift, the modern lyrics of Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath and Stevie Smith, and the inventive dramas of Samuel Beckett, Caryl Churchill and Tom Stoppard. Chapters focussing on “Nostalgia and Nationality”, “Class and Education” and “Sex and Identity” provide important historical and social context, and combine with a range of key critical approaches to provide an indispensable guide to the era.

ISBN 13: 9781408204740

Author: William May

Author(s) William May
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781408204740
Pages 304
ISBN 10 1408204746
Publisher Pearson Education
Weight 400 g
Publication Date 15-06-2010
Dimensions 210 × 141 × 17 mm
Dewey 820.9009
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