A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 - 2000 by Brian W. Shaffer
By Brian W. Shaffer
A spouse to the British and Irish Novel 1945–2000 serves as a longer advent and reference advisor to the British and Irish novel among the shut of worldwide conflict II and the flip of the millennium.
The significant other embraces the entire diversity of this wealthy and heterogeneous topic, masking: particular British and Irish novels and novelists starting from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie; specific subgenres akin to the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel; overarching cultural, political, and literary tendencies akin to monitor variations and the literary prize phenomenon. the entire essays are knowledgeable by means of present severe and theoretical debates, yet are designed to be available to non-specialists.
The quantity as a complete provides readers a feeling of the power with which the modern novel is still mentioned.
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B. Priestley discussed both the book and the play in an article for the New Statesman, one of the first places where the phrase ‘‘Angry Young Men’’ was applied to these writers. ’’ Kenneth Tynan, himself a rebel, treated Jimmy in a rave review for The Observer as though he were a real person: ‘‘The Porters of our time deplore the tyranny of ‘good taste’ and refuse to accept ‘emotional’ as a term of abuse; they are classless, and they are also leaderless. Mr Osborne is their first spokesman in the London theatre’’ (Salwak 1992: 78).
In part, then, this preparatory fiction only records a common expectation of its day, a sense of protracted lead-up to the inevitable, nicely rendered by Anthony Powell in The Kindly Ones (1962): war was now materialising in slow motion. Like one of the Stonehurst ‘ghosts’, war towered by the bed when you awoke in the morning; unlike those more transient, more accommodating spectres, its tall form . . remained . . a looming, menacing shape of ever greater height, ever thickening density. (1976b: 87) But this fiction is significantly more than reportage.
The press ran with the label, and Dan Farson in the Evening Standard and Daily Mail suggested that anger unified several contemporary poets, novelists, and playwrights. J. B. Priestley discussed both the book and the play in an article for the New Statesman, one of the first places where the phrase ‘‘Angry Young Men’’ was applied to these writers. ’’ Kenneth Tynan, himself a rebel, treated Jimmy in a rave review for The Observer as though he were a real person: ‘‘The Porters of our time deplore the tyranny of ‘good taste’ and refuse to accept ‘emotional’ as a term of abuse; they are classless, and they are also leaderless.