Angry Years: A Literary Chronicle

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Colin Wilson's 1956 work The Outsider contributed largely to the popularization of existentialism in Britain and helped earn him the Angry Young Man label. Here he takes us on a journey back to this era, revealing fascinating and sometimes disturbing stories from the greats, including John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, Kenneth Tynan, and John Braine—to name but a few. Historically, the Angry Young Man movement gave birth to the satire movement of the 1960s—Beyond the Fringe, That Was the Week that Was, and Private Eye....

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Overview

Colin Wilson's 1956 work The Outsider contributed largely to the popularization of existentialism in Britain and helped earn him the Angry Young Man label. Here he takes us on a journey back to this era, revealing fascinating and sometimes disturbing stories from the greats, including John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, Kenneth Tynan, and John Braine—to name but a few. Historically, the Angry Young Man movement gave birth to the satire movement of the 1960s—Beyond the Fringe, That Was the Week that Was, and Private Eye. Their irreverence aroused enthusiasm, and a new anti-establishment mood developed from Look Back in Anger and The Outsider. The story of that period makes a marvelously lively tale which, most importantly, was recorded by someone who was actually there.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861059727
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Wilson is a prolific British writer. In 1956, at the age of 25, he published The Outsider, which examines the seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. Wilson was labelled as an Angry Young Man, though he had little in common with other members of the group. Wilson has also written extensive non-fiction books about crime and various metaphysical and occult themes.

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