The Angry Years
The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men
By (author) Colin Wilson
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Angry Years by Colin Wilson
Book DescriptionWhat were the achievements of the 'angry' writers who emerged in the fifties? Historically, they gave birth to the satire movement of the 1960s-Beyond the Fringe, That Was the Week that Was and Private Eye. Their satire and irreverence aroused enthusiasm in man, and a new 'anti-Establishment' mood developed from Look Back in Anger and The Outsider. All literary movements acquire enemies, but the Angry Young Men of the 1950s accumulated more than most. Why? Wilson takes us on a journey back to this era, and reveals fascinating and sometimes disturbing stories from the Greats, including John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, Kenneth Tynan and John Braine-to name but a few. At all events, the story of that period makes a marvellously lively tale which, most importantly, was recorded by someone who was actually there.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861059727
(243mm x 165mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Robson Books Ltd
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Wilson
Occult, Paperback (November 2015)
Colin Wilson's great classic work is a comprehensive history of mystery and "magic." His genius lies in producing a skilful synthesis of the available material; clarifying without simplifying, seeing the occult in the light of reason and reason in the light of the mystical and paranormal.
End to Murder, Hardback (November 2015)
"First published in 2015 in the UK by Robinson"--Title page verso.
Gates of Janus, Paperback (July 2015)» View all books by Colin Wilson
To understand human character, one must first explore the depraved reaches of human consciousness
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Author Biography - Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson is a prolific British writer. In 1956, at the age of 25, he published The Outsider, which examines the seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. Wilson was labelled as an Angry Young Man, though he had little in common with other members of the group. Wilson has also written extensive non-fiction books about crime and various metaphysical and occult themes.
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