Book — 1 online resource (xiv, 428 pages) : illustrations, map Digital: data file.
1. Wotton vs. Temple
2. Bentley vs. Christ Church
3. Stroke and Counterstroke
4. The Querelle
5. Ancient Greece and Modern Scholarship
6. Pope's Iliad
7. Pope and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns
8. Bentley's Milton
9. History and Theory
12. Ancients and Moderns.
"Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship of classical learning to modern life."--Jacket.
Acknowledgements-- Note on notes-- A new introduction - Ideology and Commitment: A Personal-- Account-- Foreword to the Second Edition-- The Politics and Cultures of discord (1997)--
2. War stories--
3. Literature and cultural production--
5. Queers, treachery and the literary establishment--
6. Freedom and the Cold War--
7. Cultural plunder and the savage within--
8. Making a scene--
9. Reinventing Modernism--
10. Women writing: Sylvia Plath--
11. The rise of Left-culturism--
12. Intellectuals and workers--
13. The ways we live now-- List of books and articles cited-- Indexes.
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"Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain" is a landmark work in contemporary literary and cultural analysis. It offers a provocative and brilliant account of political change since 1945, and how such change shaped the cultural output of our time. It also looks at how and when literature intersects with other cultural forms - including jazz and rock music, television, journalism, commercial and "mass" cultures - and the growth of American cultural dominance. This edition includes a new foreword by the author. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (x, 211 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
Introduction. From Imperial to Post-imperial Britain. Disunited Kingdom: Irish Scottish and Welsh Writing in the Post-War Period. Migration and Mutability: The Twice Born Fiction of Salman Rushdie. From Welfare State to Free-Market. After Feminism: Pat Barker, Penelope Lively and the Contemporary Novel. Culture, Consensus and Difference. Britain, Europe and Americanisation. A Cinema In Between: Post-War British Cinema. Faltering at the Line: Auden and Post-War British Culture. Culture, Consumption and Cultural Institutions. Art in Post-war Britain: A Short History of the ICA. Drama in the Culture Industry: British Theatre After
1945. Resting on Laurels.
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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 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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)