British Culture of the Post-War: An Introduction to Literature and Society 1945-1999 [NOOK Book]

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From Angus Wilson to Pat Barker and Salman Rushdie, British Culture of the Post-War is an ideal starting point for those studying cultural developments in Britain of recent years. Chapters on individual people and art forms give a clear and concise overview of the progression of different genres. They also discuss the wider issues of Britain's relationship with America and Europe, and the idea of Britishness.
Each section is introduced with a short discussion of the major ...
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British Culture of the Post-War: An Introduction to Literature and Society 1945-1999

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Overview

From Angus Wilson to Pat Barker and Salman Rushdie, British Culture of the Post-War is an ideal starting point for those studying cultural developments in Britain of recent years. Chapters on individual people and art forms give a clear and concise overview of the progression of different genres. They also discuss the wider issues of Britain's relationship with America and Europe, and the idea of Britishness.
Each section is introduced with a short discussion of the major historical events of the period. Read as a whole, British Culture of the Postwar will give students a comprehensive introduction to this turbulent and exciting period, and a greater understanding of the cultural production arising from it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135100155
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 669 KB

Meet the Author

Alistair Davies teaches literature and film at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on British modernism, modernist poetics and contemporary literature.
Alan Sinfield is professor of English at the University of Sussex. His recent publications include Literature, politics and Culture in Postwar Britiain (1997) and Out on Stage (1999).

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Table of Contents

List of plates
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Pt. I From imperial to post-imperial Britain 1
1 Disunited kingdom: Irish, Scottish and Welsh writing in the postwar period 9
2 Migration and mutability: the twice born fiction of Salman Rushdie 31
Pt. II From Welfare state to free market 51
3 After feminism: Pat Barker, Penelope Lively and the contemporary novel 58
4 Culture, consensus and difference: Angus Wilson to Alan Hollinghurst 83
Pt. III Britain, Europe and Americanisation 103
5 A cinema in between: postwar British cinema 110
6 Faltering at the line: Auden and postwar British culture 125
Pt. IV Class, consumption and cultural institutions 139
7 Art in postwar Britain: a short history of the ICA 146
8 Drama in the culture industry: British theatre after 1945 169
9 Resting on laurels 192
Index 205
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