The Oxford English Literary History
1960-2000 - The Last of England? Volume 12
By (author) Randall Stevenson
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Oxford English Literary History by Randall Stevenson
Book DescriptionEnglish Literature in the 1960s soon threw off its post-war weariness and the tepid influences of the previous decade. New voices, new visions, and new commitments profoundly reshaped writing during the 60s, and throughout the rest of the century. Drama thrived on its rapidly rebuilt foundations. New freedoms of style and form revitalised fiction. Poetry, too, gradually recovered the variety and inventiveness of earlier years. As well as comprehensively charting these changes in the literary field, Randall Stevenson persuasively pinpoints their origins in the historical, social, and intellectual pressures of the times. Literary developments are revealingly related to the wider evolution and profound changes in English experience in the late twentieth-century to shadows of war and loss of empire; declining influences of class; shifting relations between the genders; emergent minority and counter-cultures; and the broadening democratization of contemporary life in general. Analyses of the rise of literary theory, of publishing and the book trade, and of the pervasive influences of modernism and postmodernism contribute further to an impressively thorough, insightful description of writing in the later twentieth-century a literary period Stevenson shows to be far more imaginative and exciting than has yet been recognised. Lucid, accessible, and engaging, this volume of the Oxford English Literary History presents a unique illumination of its age - one we have lived through, but are only just beginning to understand. The first full account of its period, it will set the agenda for discussion of late twentieth-century literature for many years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198184232
(225mm x 143mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Randall Stevenson
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Literature and the Great War offers a fresh, challenging interpretation of the literature of the period, reappraising the settled assumptions through which war writing has come to be read in recent years.
Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama, Paperback (May 2011)
The ideal guide for students and theatre-lovers alike, the Companion explores the longstanding and vibrant Scottish dramatic tradition and the important developments in Scottish dramatic writing and theatre over the last hundred years.
Oxford English Literary History, Paperback (November 2005)
Charting developments in the literary field since 1960, this book pinpoints the origins of literary change in the historical, social, and intellectual pressures of the times. It also covers the shadows of war and loss of empire; declining influences of class; shifting relations between the genders; emergent minority and counter-cultures; and more.
Scottish Novel Since the Seventies, Paperback (May 1993)» View all books by Randall Stevenson
The last two decades have seen a new renaissance in Scottish literary culture in which the Scottish novel has attained new heights of maturity, confidence and challenge. The Scottish Novel since the Seventies is the first major critical reassessment of the developments in this period.
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Author Biography - Randall Stevenson
Randall Stevenson is Reader in English Literature and Deputy Head of Department at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Modernist Fiction (1992; revd. edn, 1998); A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth Century Novel in Britain (1993); The British Novel Since the Thirties (1986), as well as many articles on modernist and postmodernist fiction.
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