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The 1950s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction.


The 1950s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction

Edited by Nick Bentley, Alice Ferrebe, and Nick Hubble



302 pages



The Decades Series


Exploring fiction produced in Britain during the 1950s, scholars cover a decade of change; "the choices of Master Samwise:" rethinking 1950s fiction; angry young men: a product of their time; "mere bird-watching indeed:" feminist anthropology and 1950s female fiction; "Is it a queer book:" re-reading the 1950s homosexual novel; a vision of the future: race and anti-racism in 1950s fiction; detective fiction and the prose of everyday life: Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, and Gladys Mitchell in the 1950s; and chance in the canon: uncertainty and the literary establishment of the 1950s. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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