Literature and cultural criticism of the 1950s

the feeling male body
  • 197 Pages
  • 0.94 MB
  • English
Palgrave Macmillan , Basingstoke, New York
English fiction -- Male authors -- History and criticism, English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism, Masculinity in liter
StatementSusan Brook
LC ClassificationsPR888.M45 B76 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 197 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17217124M
ISBN 101403941068
ISBN 139781403941060

This study charts the origins of the exclusion in the s focusing on the fifties cultural criticism associated with the New Left; the writing of the so-called 'Angry Young Man' (as in Lucky Jim and Look Back in Anger); and the much overlooked category of women's writing of the period and writing of the time was shaped by : Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Get this from a library. Literature and cultural criticism of the s: the feeling male body. [Susan Mary Brook] -- "Literature and Cultural Criticism in the s argues that a key figure emerges in the literature and cultural criticism of the fifties and early sixties: the 'feeling male body', which is both the.

J. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye () Whether you consider Holden an egotistical whiner or a melancholy boy genius, and even if you really, Literature and cultural criticism of the 1950s book hate it, there’s no denying that this novel, which has sold more than 65 million copies since its publication (though this number is a few years old and certainly soft), and continues to sell at a healthy clip, was a crucial cultural.

Gerald Graff, Beyond the Culture Wars Filreis, Alan, review of Gerald Graff's Beyond the Culture Wars (with special connection to s-style anticommunism) Graff critical of traditional education that "expose[s] [students] to the results of their professors' conflicts" without exploring the conflicts that gave rise to those results.

The two core aims of this volume Literature and cultural criticism of the 1950s book to chart the changing complexion of American culture in the years following World War II and to provide readers with a critical investigation of 'the s'. The book provides an intellectual context for approaching s American culture and considers the historical impact of the decade on recent social and.

During the s, many cultural commentators argued that a sense of uniformity pervaded American society. Conformity, they asserted, was numbingly common. Though men and women had been forced into new employment patterns during World War II, once the war was over, traditional roles were reaffirmed.

Men expected to be the breadwinners in each family; women, even when they worked. Empowerment 's Literature By Robin Moussa and Allie Naill Religion The 's was a very religious time for the United States. Between the years of andchurch attendance went from 49% of the nation to 69% of the nation.

Several of the novels published in the 's. Historical Fiction s Books Showing of 67 The Swans of Fifth Avenue (Hardcover) by. Melanie Benjamin (Goodreads Author) (shelved 2 times as historical-fictions) avg rating — 28, ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read.

The Culture of the s. In the s, popular culture developed as the United States confronted difficult political, diplomatic, and social issues. Amid this turmoil, television played a large role in shaping people’s lives, reflecting their desire for success, and depicting the era as a time of innocence.

Literature has long allowed us to travel to distant corners of the world without leaving our own beds.

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Some books, however, bring you to two worlds at once. Their pages illuminate how disparate cultures can reveal the mystery and beauty in each other and make us aware of the hardships, dreams, and hidden scars of those we share space with. Richard Wright, Native Son () “The day Native Son appeared, American culture was changed forever,” wrote critic Irving Howe in essay.

No matter how much qualifying the book might later need, it made impossible a repetition of the old lies. In all its crudeness, melodrama, and claustrophobia of vision, Richard Wright’s novel brought out into the open, as no one ever had before.

English literature, the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles from the 7th century to the present, ranging from drama, poetry, and fiction to autobiography and historical writing. Key writers include Shakespeare. In the fourth essay, Frye formulates a rhetorical criticism, and, in his conclusion, Frye begins to speculate on the social role of literary criticism; for more on the latter, see entries under Politics and Cultural Theory.

Frye, Northrop. “Levels of Meaning in Literature.” The Kenyon Review (): – E-mail Citation». THE POLITICS OF THE LIBERAL IMAGINATION: THE LITERARY SYNTHESIS OF THE s – LECTURE – MALCOLM BRADBURY.

The topic I want to consider in this lecture is the way there grew up, among a significant and influential group of intellectuals, writers and literary critics on both sides of the Atlantic, in the period just after World War 2, a new version of liberalism.

The Movement. Anger as a force in s literature had its origins in a group known as the Movement. Deeply English in outlook, the Movement was a gathering of poets including Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, John Wain, D J Enright and Robert Conquest.

The s saw the emergence of literary lights including J.D. Salinger and Jack Kerouac, authors whose books questioned the status quo and the midcentury preoccupation with conformity. The decade’s best books were mired in the dark realities of recent history, and looked forward to.

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Publisher: Doubleday, Year: (8MB) Culture and Society: An Introduction to Cultural. Literary criticism and theory. Voices and visions that have contributed to human culture, from ancient epics to postmodern parodies.

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In American in the s, a new cultural and literary movement staked its claim on the nation’s consciousness. The Beat Generation was never a large movement in terms of sheer numbers, but in influence and cultural status they were more visible than any other competing aesthetic. Literature – From The Waste Land to Ulysses and from Mrs Dalloway to Nineteen Eighty-Four, discover the seminal literary works of the early 20th century.

Literature –   Cultural Studies By Nasrullah Mambrol on Novem • (5). Arising from the social turmoil of the s, Cultural Studies is an academic discipline which combines political economy, communication, sociology, social theory, literary theory, media theory, film studies, cultural anthropology, philosophy, art history/ criticism etc.

to study cultural phenomena in various societies. While the book runs nearly pages, it is easy to maneuver. All told, Habib delivers an accessible yet scholarly survey of literary criticism." Ron Ratliff, Kansas State University “A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present by M.

Habib is a useful introduction and quick reference The attention to each writer and. Although books such as Douglas Field’s collection American Cold War Culture() continue to frame the s in terms of the cold war, on closer inspection the decade reveals a number of political, social and cultural currents that cannot easily be expressed as ‘cold war culture’.

In popular memory the decade gave rise to Elvis, high-school. Lists about: Best Books of the Decade: s, Best Russian History Books, Classic Science Fiction -Fifties Fiction Favorites, If You Like Ma.

Events. January 19 – Isaac Asimov's first full-length novel, Pebble in the Sky, is published in the United States by Doubleday.; January 26 – For the film noir Gun Crazy, released on this day in the United States, co-writer Dalton Trumbo is billed as Millard Kaufman, due to the former's inclusion on the Hollywood year Trumbo serves 11 months in prison for Contempt of.

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First Published eBook Published 14 July Pub. location London. Literature and culture: cultural studies, the new historicism, and cultural materialism. Save $10 when you buy both Crime Novels volumes in a boxed set. This Library of America volume, with its companion devoted to the s and 40s, presents a rich vein of modern American writing, works now being recognized for the powerful literary qualities and their unique, sometimes subversive role in shaping modern American language and culture.

Works of literature from the s. The 13 Clocks The 27th Day 87th Precinct. Series started in The Abandoned The Accursed Kings Advise & Consent Agent of Vega.

Last new story published in Alas, Babylon Alexandria Quartet. This became my go-to book for authoritative facts and analysis of life for women in the s.

Spencer’s research is admirable, her reading wide, her sources impeccable, her notes sections. : The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 5, Poetry and Criticism, (Vol 5) (): Bercovitch, Sacvan: BooksReviews: 1.

A new era of literature would soon flourish in the s especially in reaction to the s, the movies, television, and magazine mass media captured the emphasis on religion and family, symbolized by the massive sales of Benjamin Spock's, "Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care".Blog.

Nov. 2, Lessons from Content Marketing World ; Oct. 28, Remote health initiatives to help minimize work-from-home stress; Oct. 23,   This introduction to American literature and culture from to is organized around four major ideas about America: that is it “big”, “new”, “rich”, and “free”.

Illustrates the artistic and social climate in the USA during this period.