Women’s Writing 1945-60: After The Deluge, ed

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dc.contributor.author Dowson, Jane en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-09T10:46:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-09T10:46:32Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Dowson, J. (ed.) (2004) Women’s Writing 1945-60: After The Deluge. Palgrave en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781403913098
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6318
dc.description.abstract Women’s fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction represent the complex nexus of continuity and change in the British consciousness following the Second World War. They revise residual myths that the 1940s spawned an homogeneously egalitarian culture which evolved into a classless Britain in the 1950s, that feminism was an anachronism and that literature was exhausted. These essays extend histories of postwar literary trends which tend to concentrate on the novel, to the exclusion of other genres. They restore the cultural and literary significance of women as readers and writers, examining their various transmutations of international, national and domestic politics. The woman-centred writing illuminated in this collection also enhances the tradition-in-process of women’s literature which often shifts between conventional categories. In this period, women’s artistic practice negotiates between the realism and fantasy variously associated with high modernist, popular ‘middlebrow’ and prewar liberal realist writing. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Palgrave en
dc.subject women's writing en
dc.subject Twentieth-century British literature en
dc.subject post-war en
dc.subject Elizabeth Bowen en
dc.subject Elizabeth Taylor en
dc.subject Nancy Mitford en
dc.subject historical fiction en
dc.subject Iris Murdoch en
dc.subject Doris Lessing en
dc.subject Denise Levertov en
dc.subject Steview Smith en
dc.subject Elizabeth Jennings en
dc.title Women’s Writing 1945-60: After The Deluge, ed en
dc.type Book en
dc.researchgroup English Research Group en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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