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The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature

1st Edition

By Ashley Dawson


214 pages

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In The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature Ashley Dawson identifies the key British writers and texts, shaped by era-defining cultural and historical events and movements from the period. He provides:

  • Analysis of works by a diverse range of influential authors
  • Examination of the cultural and literary impact of crucial historical, social, political and cultural events
  • Discussion of Britain’s imperial status in the century and the diversification of the nation through Black and Asian British Literature

Readers are also provided with a comprehensive timeline, a glossary of terms, further reading and explanatory text boxes featuring further information on key figures and events.

Table of Contents

Introduction Timeline 1. Popular Cultures and the Paradoxes of Progress 2. Avant-Gardes 3. Varieties of High Modernism 4. Late Modern Radicalism 5. The Finest Hours 6. Counter-Cultures 7. The Conservative Restoration 8. Millennial Cultures Glossary of Terms Glossary of Further Reading

About the Author

Ashley Dawson is Professor of English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), USA.

About the Series

Routledge Concise Histories of Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh