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The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam free pdf This is a ground-breaking study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. The Literary Cold War examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic project and political allegory, with specific attention being paid to Vladimir Nabokov and Graham Greene as Cold War writers. The book looks at the special relationship as a form of paranoid plotline governing key Anglo-American texts from Storm Jameson to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, as well as examining the figure of the non-aligned neutral observer caught up in the sacrificial triangles structuring cold war fantasy. The book aims to consolidate and define a new emergent field in literary studies, the literary Cold War, following the lead of prominent historians of the period. Key Features *One of the first influential monographs to look at leading Anglo-American writers 1945-Vietnam in terms of the Cold War as psychological and fantasy phenomenon *Exemplary form of literary criticism combining close reading and new historical forms of research *Significant readings of key postwar writers, including Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Mary McCarthy, Graham Greene and Vladimir Nabokov *A major contribution to twentieth-century war studies, especially of the special relationship between the US and the UK, of obvious political and cultural relevance today

About Adam Piette

Adam Piette, Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield, is the author of Remembering and the Sound of Words Mallarme, Proust, Joyce, Beckett (1996) and Imagination at War: British Fiction and Poetry, 1939-45 (1995). He is helps run the Cold War Cultures network, and is co-editor of the poetry journal Blackbox Manifold.

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Author : Adam Piette
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Data Published : 26 May 2009
ISBN : 0748635270
EAN : 9780748635276
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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