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Post-War Literature, 1945 to the Present
  • Format
  • Authored by: Caroline Merz and Patrick Lee-Browne
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to English Literature
  • Trim Size: 7 x 10
  • ISBN-10: 0816051305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5130-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 820.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 96


This volume covers the wide-ranging historical, social, and cultural developments since the end of World War II. From the austerity of the immediate post-war years to the consumerism and globalization of the present day, Post-War Literature chronicles the impact of decolonization, popular culture, women's liberation, postmodernism, and privatization. The works of George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Tom Stoppard, Salman Rushdie, and others have explored this period in varied and fascinating ways.


Full-color illustrations. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology. Index.

About the Author(s)

Caroline Merz is a freelance journalist, editor, and writer. She is the author or editor of numerous books and dozens of articles. Her work has appeared, among others, in The Guardian, The Independent, and New Statesman & Society. She was also an editor of the media and arts pages for New Statesman & Society.

Patrick Lee-Browne is head of English department at Clifton College, Bristol and has been Senior Examiner for A-level exams since 1998.

Reviews and Awards

"...[a] solid overview..."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"...will be useful for students studying the social, historical, and cultural influences on authors of the post-war period."
School Library Journal

"...[a] well written and carefully organized work..."
American Reference Books Annual

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