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The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature

Editors: Hammond, Andrew (Ed.)

  • Offers the first comprehensive guide to global Cold War literatures
  • Analyses a wide range of thematic, stylistic and regional patterns in Cold War writing
  • Draws on specialists in national and regional literatures from around the world
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About this book

This book offers a comprehensive guide to global literary engagement with the Cold War. Eschewing the common focus on national cultures, the collection defines Cold War literature as an international current focused on the military and ideological conflicts of the age and characterised by styles and approaches that transcended national borders. Drawing on specialists from across the world, the volume analyses the period’s fiction, poetry, drama and autobiographical writings in three sections: dominant concerns (socialism, decolonisation, nuclearism, propaganda, censorship, espionage), common genres (postmodernism, socialism realism, dystopianism, migrant poetry, science fiction, testimonial writing) and regional cultures (Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and the Americas). In doing so, the volume forms a landmark contribution to Cold War literary studies which will appeal to all those working on literature of the 1945-1989 period, including specialists in comparative literature, postcolonial literature, contemporary literature and regional literature.

About the authors

Andrew Hammond is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Brighton. His publications include Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 (2017), The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (edited, 2016), British Fiction and the Cold War (2013) and British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (2010).

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eBook £103.50
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 5, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38973-4
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Hardcover £129.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: July 5, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38972-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature
Editors
  • Andrew Hammond
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38973-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38973-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38972-7
Edition Number
1
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