Fiction Of The 1940s

Overview

These essays explore the relationship between history and artistic form during the 1940s. The essays cover a comprehensive range of issues, including the Blitz, spying, demobilization, traumatic loss, nostalgia for the pre-war years, addiction, and the formation of sexual identity. The writings of both well-known and neglected authors are discussed in detail.

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Overview

These essays explore the relationship between history and artistic form during the 1940s. The essays cover a comprehensive range of issues, including the Blitz, spying, demobilization, traumatic loss, nostalgia for the pre-war years, addiction, and the formation of sexual identity. The writings of both well-known and neglected authors are discussed in detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333918852
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/25/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Rod Mengham is Lecturer in English, the University of Wales, Swansea.

N. H. Reeve is Lecturer in the Faculty of English, Cambridge University, and Director of Studies at Jesus College.

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Table of Contents

Elizabeth Bowen-The Shadowy Fifth—Maud Ellman
• The Wibberlee Wobberlee Walk: Lowry, Hamilton, Kavan and the Addictions of 1940's Fiction—Geoff Ward
• Bombs and Roses: The Writing of Anxiety in Henry Green's Caught —Lyndsey Stonebridge
• The Timeless Elsewhere of WWII: Rosamund Lehmann's The Ballad and the Source and Kate O'Brien's The Last of Summer —Phyllis Lassner
• The Novel Sequences of Joyce Cary—Howard Erskine-Hill
• Wild Soldiers: Jocelyn Brooke and England's Militarised Landscape—Mark Rawlinson
• Broken Glass—Rod Mengham
• Lying, Cruelty, Secrecy and Alienation in I. Compton-Burbanett's Elders and Betters —Barbara Hardy
• Away from the Lighthouse: William Sansom and Elizabeth Taylor in 1949—N.H. Reeve
• Souvenirs from France: Textual Traumatism Henry Green's Back —Gerard Barrett
• "Quantitative Judgements Don't Apply": The Fiction of Evelyn Waugh and Grahame Greene—Peter Mudford

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