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British Literature in Transition



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This volume traces transitions in British literature brought about by the rapid, momentous and far-reaching changes of the 1960s and 1970s, illuminating a diverse range of authors, texts, genres and movements. It looks at innovations in form, considering experimental poetry, fiction and drama, and explores the literature of emergent identities in race, gender, sexuality and class. It considers changes in attitudes and in the mind itself: the growth of environmentalism, perceptions of the past, psychedelia, the sexual revolution, and information control. It examines local and regional developments, visiting Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. Finally, it focuses on shifts within the oeuvres of individual authors - two poets, two dramatists and a novelist: Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes, Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill, and Iris Murdoch.

Author Biography

Kate McLoughlin is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Harris Manchester College. Her publications include Authoring War: The Literary Representation of War from the 'Iliad' to Iraq (Cambridge, 2011) (a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title) and Veteran Poetics: British Literature in the Age of Mass Warfare, 1790-2015 (2018) and, as editor, The Cambridge Companion to War Writing (2009), The Modernist Party 2013) and, with Santanu Das, The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity (2018).
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December 31st, 2018
Edited by Kate McLoughlin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Cambridge University Press
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