The Fiction of the 1940s: Stories of Survival

The Fiction of the 1940s: Stories of Survival

Hardcover(2001)

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Overview

This collection of essays explores the strange and intense relationship between history and artistic form during the 1940s. The essays cover a comprehensive range of issues, including the Blitz, spying, demobilisation, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333918852
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/18/2001
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

GERARD BARRETT St Edmund's College, Cambridge
MAUD ELLMANN University Lecturer in English and Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
HOWARD ERSKINE-HILL Professor of Literary History, Faculty of English, Cambridge University
BARBARA HARDY Emeritus Professor, University of London and Honorary Professor, University of Wales, Swansea
PHYLLIS LASSNER Lecturer in Gender Studies and Holocaust Studies, Northwestern University
PETER MUDFORD Professor of English and European Languages, Birkbeck College
MARK RAWLINSON Lecturer in English, University of Leicester
LYNDSEY STONEBRIDGE Senior Lecturer, School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia
GEOFF WARD Professor of English, University of Dundee

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors Introduction Elizabeth Bowen: The Shadowy Fifth; M.Ellmann The Wibberlee Wobberlee Walk: Lowry, Hamilton, Kavan and Addictions of 1940s Fiction; G.Ward Bombs and Roses: The Writing of Anxiety in Henry Green's Caught; L.Stonebridge The Timeless Elsewhere of World War Two: Rosamund Lehmann's The Ballad and the Source and Kate O'Brien's The Last of Summer ; P.Lassner The Novel Sequences of Joyce Cary; H.Erskine-Hill Wild Soldiers: Jocelyn Brooke and England's Militarised Landscape; M.Rawlinson Broken Glass; R.Mengham Lying, Cruelty, Secrecy and Alienation in I: Compton-Burnett's Elders and Betters; B.Hardy Away from the Lighthouse: William Sansom and Elizabeth Taylor in 1949; N.H.Reeve Souvenirs from France: Textual Traumatism in Henry Green's Back; G.Barrett 'Quantitative Judgements Don't Apply': The Fiction of Evelyn Waugh and Grahame Greene; P.Mudford Index

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