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Author Ferrebe, Alice, 1970-

Title Literature of the 1950s [electronic resource] : good, brave causes / Alice Ferrebe.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series The Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain ; v. 6
Edinburgh history of twentieth-century literature in Britain ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. Alice Ferrebe's lively study rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics of difference, as ideas about identity, authority and belonging were tested and contested. By placing a diverse selection of texts alongside those of the established canon of Movement and 'Angry' writing, a literary culture of true diversity and depth is brought into view. The volume characterises the 1950s as a time of confrontation w.
Contents COVER; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Illustrations; General Editor's Preface; Chapter One Introduction: 'All this, and Everest too!'; I. The Voice of the Young; Chapter Two The Metaphorical Utility of Youth; Chapter Three First Writing: 1950s Fiction; Chapter Four Angering Aunt Edna: 1950s Theatre; II. The Less Deceived; Chapter Five Women, Children and Home; Chapter Six The Sensation of Movement: Poetry in the 1950s; Chapter Seven Evil Men: Literature and Homosexuality; III. Postwar Settlements; Chapter Eight Coming Home: The Literature of Immigration.
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Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Ferrebe, Alice. Literature of the 1950s: Good, Brave Causes, Volume 6. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012 9780748627714
ISBN 9780748631667 (electronic bk.)
0748631666 (electronic bk.)