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Wartime and Aftermath: English Literature and Its Background, 1939 60

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This accessible new survey of British writers since 1939 reveals how literature in Britain was affected by the most devastating war in history, and how it engaged with public events and private feelings during the fighting and throughout the long aftermath of recovery. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Bernard Bergonzi, one of Britain's leading critics, discusses the ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 27th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Greg
Highly recommend. There's a lot to discuss with what this book covers. The author makes a point in the last few pages on censorship. "I conclude with an event in 1960 which had wide cultural and literary implications. English writers had long been hampered by the laws relating to obscenity, which meant that common human actions could not be described, and common words could not be printed…….Eventually, after much pressure from informed public opinion, the law was changed to admit a plea of ...more
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When I read this, I found that I knew of most of the novelists and very few of the poets. That indicates my lack of knowledge, not any fault of the author's. He explains and illustrates his thesis very well.
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