Orwell to the Present: Literature in England, 1945-2000 - Brannigan, John
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This essential introductory guide provides a comprehensive critical survey of the diverse and rich body of literary writing produced in England in the postwar period. John Brannigan explores the relationship between literature and history, and analyses how poets, playwrights and novelists have revisited notions of Englishness, represented Englands of the past, and sought to make new 'maps' of English culture and society. Orwell to the Present: Literature in England, 1945-2000 combines original readings of familiar texts with wide-ranging explorations of the principal themes and historical and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This essential introductory guide provides a comprehensive critical survey of the diverse and rich body of literary writing produced in England in the postwar period. John Brannigan explores the relationship between literature and history, and analyses how poets, playwrights and novelists have revisited notions of Englishness, represented Englands of the past, and sought to make new 'maps' of English culture and society. Orwell to the Present: Literature in England, 1945-2000 combines original readings of familiar texts with wide-ranging explorations of the principal themes and historical and cultural contexts of literature since the end of the Second World War. Writers considered in detail include: Martin Amis, Simon Armitage, Pat Barker, John Betjeman, Edward Bond, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, Sam Selvon, Graham Swift and Evelyn Waugh.
  • Produktdetails
  • Transitions (Palgrave)
  • Verlag: Macmillan Education
  • 2002
  • Seitenzahl: 256
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 2002
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 138mm x 11mm
  • Gewicht: 320g
  • ISBN-13: 9780333696170
  • ISBN-10: 0333696174
  • Artikelnr.: 13882822
Autorenporträt
JOHN BRANNIGAN teaches English at Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University of Belfast. He has published works on critical theory, postwar English literature and twentieth-century Irish writing.
Inhaltsangabe
General Editor's Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART ONE: ENGLAND REVISITED 'Small Disturbances': England in 1945.- 'After History': Time and Memory in Postwar Writing.- A Literature of Farewell: The Condition of England and the Politics of Elegy.- PART TWO: MAKING NEW MAPS 'Common Ground': Feminist Fictions and the Cultural Politics of Difference.- From Anger to Blasted : Trauma and Social Representation in Contemporary Drama.- English Journeys: Cultural Geographies of Contemporary England.- Conclusion.- Chronology.- Key Concepts and Contexts.- Annotated Bibliography.- Bibliography.- Index.