British Fiction and the Cold War
|Publication Date||September 2013|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
British Fiction and the Cold War offers a unique analysis of the wide-ranging responses of British novelists to the international events and controversies of the East-West conflict between 1945 and 1989. Making reference to over 150 novelists and 800 works of fiction, this book analyses the treatment of such domestic and geopolitical currents as Soviet internationalism, nuclearism, clandestinity, decolonisation, US superpowerdom and the decline of the British socialist movement, and explores the literary forms which writers developed to capture the complexities of the age. In doing so, British Fiction and the Cold War presents a ground-breaking contribution to scholarship on modern/contemporary British fiction, challenging accusations of provincialism levelled at authors of the period and opening up numerous avenues for new research and debate.