The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature

Hardback edition released 05/09/2020

by Andrew Hammond

The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9783030389727
Publication date: 5th September 2020
Author: Andrew Hammond
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 831 pages
Primary Genre Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000

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About Andrew Hammond

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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