British Fiction and the Cold War

British Fiction and the Cold War

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British Fiction and the Cold War offers a unique analysis of the wide-ranging responses of British novelists to the international events and controversies of the East-West conflict between 1945 and 1989. Making reference to over 150 novelists and 800 works of fiction, this book analyses the treatment of such domestic and geopolitical currents as Soviet internationalism, nuclearism, clandestinity, decolonisation, US superpowerdom and the decline of the British socialist movement, and explores the literary forms which writers developed to capture the complexities of the age. In doing so, British Fiction and the Cold War presents a ground-breaking contribution to scholarship on modern/contemporary British fiction, challenging accusations of provincialism levelled at authors of the period and opening up numerous avenues for new research and debate.14; Peter Schwenger, Letter Bomb: Nuclear Holocaust and the Exploding Word ( Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992), p. ... A few days after Nagasaki, Orwell wrote: a#39;The prompt surrender of Japan seems to have altered peoplea#39;s outlook on the atomic bomb. ... that could end the war in two daysa#39; (Orwell, a#39;London Letter to Partisan Reviewa#39;, in Orwell, Collected Essays, III, 452).

Title:British Fiction and the Cold War
Author: Andrew Hammond
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-09-20

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