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The Resource Cold War stories : British dystopian fiction, 1945-1990, Andrew Hammond

Cold War stories : British dystopian fiction, 1945-1990, Andrew Hammond

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Cold War stories : British dystopian fiction, 1945-1990
Title
Cold War stories
Title remainder
British dystopian fiction, 1945-1990
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hammond
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first comprehensive study of mainstream British dystopian fiction and the Cold War. Drawing on over 200 novels and collections of short stories, the monograph explores the ways in which dystopian texts charted the lived experiences of the period, offering an extended analysis of authors’ concerns about the geopolitical present and anxieties about the national future. Amongst the topics addressed are the processes of Cold War (autocracy, militarism, propaganda, intelligence, nuclear technologies), the decline of Britain’s standing in global politics and the reduced status of intellectual culture in Cold War Britain. Although the focus is on dystopianism in the work of mainstream authors, including George Orwell, Doris Lessing, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter and Anthony Burgess, a number of science-fiction novels are also discussed, making the book relevant to a wide range of researchers and students of twentieth-century British literature
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1967-
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Hammond, Andrew
Dewey number
820.9/00912
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Cold War in literature
Label
Cold War stories : British dystopian fiction, 1945-1990, Andrew Hammond
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Cold War Anxieties; Chapter 3 A Weakened Nation; Chapter 4 The Art of Dystopia; Bibliography; Index
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on1002303776
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9783319615486
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SpringerLink
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remote
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(OCoLC)1002303776
Label
Cold War stories : British dystopian fiction, 1945-1990, Andrew Hammond
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Cold War Anxieties; Chapter 3 A Weakened Nation; Chapter 4 The Art of Dystopia; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1002303776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319615486
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002303776

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