The 1950s : a decade of modern British fiction
- edited by Nick Bentley, Alice Ferrebe and Nick Hubble.
- London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
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- xiii, 302 pages ; 24 cm.
- Decades series (Bloomsbury (Firm))
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Contributors Series Editors' Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: The 1950s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction Nick Bentley, University of Keele, UK-- Alice Ferrebe, Liverpool John Moores University, UK-- and Nick Hubble, Brunel University London, UK 1. 'The Choices of Master Samwise': Rethinking 1950s Fiction Nick Hubble, Brunel University London, UK 2. Angry Young Men? A Product of Their Time Matthew Crowley, University of Brighton, UK 3. 'Mere bird-watching indeed': Feminist Anthropology and Fifties Female Fiction Alice Ferrebe, Liverpool John Moores University, UK 4. Re-Reading the 1950s Homosexual Novel Martin Dines, Kingston University, UK 5. A Vision of the Future: Race and Anti-Racism in 1950s British Fiction Matti Roni, Brunel University of London, UK 6. Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On: The Politics of Youth in 1950s Fiction Nick Bentley, University of Keele, UK 7. Detective Fiction and the Prose of Everyday Life: Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh and Gladys Mitchell in the 1950s Nicholas Birns and Margaret Boe Birns 8. Chance in the Canon: Uncertainty and the Literary Establishment of the Fifties Sebastian Jenner, Brunel University of London, UK Timeline of Works Timeline of National Events Timeline of International Events Biographies of Major Writers Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1950s shape modern British fiction? As Britain emerged from the shadow of war into the new decade of the 1950s, the seeds of profound social change were being sown. Exploring the full range of fiction in the 1950s, this volume surveys the ways in which these changes were reflected in British culture. Chapters cover the rise of the `Angry Young Men', an emerging youth culture and vivid new voices from immigrant and feminist writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, the book covers such writers as Margery Allingham, Kingsley Amis, E. R. Braithwaite, Rodney Garland, Martyn Goff, Attia Hosain, George Lamming, Marghanita Laski, Doris Lessing, Colin MacInnes, Naomi Mitchison, V. S. Naipaul, Barbara Pym, Mary Renault, Sam Selvon, Alan Sillitoe, John Sommerfield, Muriel Spark, J. R. R. Tolkien, Angus Wilson and John Wyndham.
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- Nineteen fifties
- The Decades Series
- 9781350011519 (hardback)
- 1350011517 (hardback)
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