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In Anger: Culture in the Cold War 1945-60

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Robert Hewison's much praised trilogy is now available in paperback for the first time. It forms a readable, well-researched and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between art and society in Britain since the outbreak of the Second World War.
In Anger, now revised and with a new introduction, focuses on the post-war years when the cultural climate was governed by the Cold War and by the economic difficulties faced by Britain, difficulties which were profoundly influential in shaping the literary and artistic life of the early Fifties.
Young writers portrayed society in a new way as they reacted against the political and literary values of the post-war Establishment. their youth , ambition and dissatisfaction with the status quo generated an energy that was to make itself felt in the theatre, the cinema and, with the expansion of commercial television, in TV drama.
After the romanticism of the Forties, the sceptical realism of the 'Angry Young Man' was refreshing. A whole series of developments - and failures - in the arts produced the significant cultural shift after the climacteric of 1956, a shift which prepared the way for still more radical changes in the Sixties.

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Author(s):
Robert Hewison
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1988
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0413409007
ISBN-13:
9780413409003
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
In Anger: Culture in the Cold War 1945-60

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Robert Hewison's much praised trilogy is now available in paperback for the first time. It forms a readable, well-researched and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between art and society in Britain since the outbreak of the Second World War.
In Anger, now revised and with a new introduction, focuses on the post-war years when the cultural climate was governed by the Cold War and by the economic difficulties faced by Britain, difficulties which were profoundly influential in shaping the literary and artistic life of the early Fifties.
Young writers portrayed society in a new way as they reacted against the political and literary values of the post-war Establishment. their youth , ambition and dissatisfaction with the status quo generated an energy that was to make itself felt in the theatre, the cinema and, with the expansion of commercial television, in TV drama.
After the romanticism of the Forties, the sceptical realism of the 'Angry Young Man' was refreshing. A whole series of developments - and failures - in the arts produced the significant cultural shift after the climacteric of 1956, a shift which prepared the way for still more radical changes in the Sixties.

Author(s):
Robert Hewison
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1988
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0413409007
ISBN-13:
9780413409003
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
In Anger: Culture in the Cold War 1945-60

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