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Postwar Literature, 1945-1970
  • Authored by: John Cusatis
  • From the Series: Research Guide to American Literature
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816078661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7866-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 272


Postwar Literature: 1945–1970 covers American literature during the postwar period. Containing approximately 40 study guides, this new resource provides the necessary background information, suggests helpful areas of research, and lists the best secondary sources for students writing about this era of American literature.

Topics covered include:

  • The beat movement
  • Confessional poetry
  • Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Literary responses to the civil rights movement and the black power movement
  • Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
  • J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
  • Science fiction, spy fiction, and the cold war
  • and more.


Index. Bibliography. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

John Cusatis is the author of Understanding Colum McCann, the first critical study of the Irish-American novelist. He has published more than 100 articles on the works of 20th-century American writers. He teaches Advanced Placement English literature at the School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina.

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