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Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture.

By: Hendin, Josephine G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Concise Companions to Literature and Culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2008Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (444 p.).ISBN: 9780470756386.Subject(s): American literature - 20th century - History and criticism - Handbooks, manuals, etc | American literature | Literature and society | Politics and literature | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 - Literature and the conflict - Handbooks, manuals, etc | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Literature and the war - Handbooks, manuals, etcGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and CultureDDC classification: 810.9 | 810.90054 LOC classification: PS225.C66PS225.C66 2004Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introducing American Literature and Culture in the Postwar Years; 2 The Fifties and After: An Ambiguous Culture; 3 The Beat Generation is Now About Everything; 4 From Bebop to Hip Hop: American Music After 1950; 5 American Drama in the Postwar Period; 6 Hollywood Dreaming: Postwar American Film; 7 The Beauty and Destructiveness of War: A Literary Portrait of the Vietnam Conflict; 8 Postmodern Fictions; 9 Gay and Lesbian Writing in Post-World War II America
10 Identity and the Postwar Temper in American Jewish Fiction11 Fire and Romance: African American Literature Since World War II; 12 Italian American Literature and Culture; 13 Irish American Writing: Political Men and Archetypal Women; 14 Emergent Ethnic Literatures: Native American, Hispanic, Asian American; 15 "I'll Be Your Mirror, Reflect What You Are": Postmodern Documentation and the Downtown New York Scene from 1975 to the Present; Index
Summary: This Concise Companion is a guide to the creative output of the United States in the postwar period, in its diverse energies, shapes and forms. Embraces diversity, covering Vietnam literature, gay and lesbian literature, American Jewish fiction, Italian American literature, Irish American writing, emergent ethnic literatures, African American writing, jazz, film, drama and more. Shows how different genres and approaches opened up creative possibilities and interacted in the postwar period. Portrays the postwar United States split by differences of wealth and position, by ethnicity and race, and by agendas of left and right, but united in the intensity of its creative drive.
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A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introducing American Literature and Culture in the Postwar Years; 2 The Fifties and After: An Ambiguous Culture; 3 The Beat Generation is Now About Everything; 4 From Bebop to Hip Hop: American Music After 1950; 5 American Drama in the Postwar Period; 6 Hollywood Dreaming: Postwar American Film; 7 The Beauty and Destructiveness of War: A Literary Portrait of the Vietnam Conflict; 8 Postmodern Fictions; 9 Gay and Lesbian Writing in Post-World War II America

10 Identity and the Postwar Temper in American Jewish Fiction11 Fire and Romance: African American Literature Since World War II; 12 Italian American Literature and Culture; 13 Irish American Writing: Political Men and Archetypal Women; 14 Emergent Ethnic Literatures: Native American, Hispanic, Asian American; 15 "I'll Be Your Mirror, Reflect What You Are": Postmodern Documentation and the Downtown New York Scene from 1975 to the Present; Index

This Concise Companion is a guide to the creative output of the United States in the postwar period, in its diverse energies, shapes and forms. Embraces diversity, covering Vietnam literature, gay and lesbian literature, American Jewish fiction, Italian American literature, Irish American writing, emergent ethnic literatures, African American writing, jazz, film, drama and more. Shows how different genres and approaches opened up creative possibilities and interacted in the postwar period. Portrays the postwar United States split by differences of wealth and position, by ethnicity and race, and by agendas of left and right, but united in the intensity of its creative drive.

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Josephine G. Hendin is Professor of English and Tiro A. Segno Professor of Italian American Studies at New York University. Her novel The Right Thing to Do won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1988-9 and was reprinted by the Feminist Press in 1999. Her critical works include The World of Flannery O'Connor (1970), Vulnerable People: A View of American Fiction Since 1945 (1978), and Heartbreakers: Women and Violence in Contemporary Culture and Literature (2004).

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