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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780571322763
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 144
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Look Back in Anger transformed the face of British theatre; legend has it that audiences gasped at the sight of an ironing board on a London stage. John Osborne's play launched the 'angry young men' movement, writers from working or middle class background who had become disillusioned with British society, were sick of contemporary theatre's escapism, and wanted their work to reflect life as they knew it. The play tells the story of a love triangle between Jimmy, an intelligent and educated man of working class background, his upper-middle-class wife Alison, and her superior and disdainful best-friend Helena. Jimmy hates his wife's background, almost as much as he hates himself. Dark and savage, Look Back in Anger makes readers and audiences re-examine what was once called 'the good life'.

John Osborne's Look back in anger

John Osborne's Look back in anger

  • Author: Aleks Sierz
  • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
  • ISBN: 9780826492012
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 121
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Accessible informative critical introduction to Osborne's Look Back in Anger, a much-studied classic of post-war British drama.

The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

Guarding the Guardians from 1900 to the Present

  • Author: Sarah Lonsdale
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 147422055X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable? As newspaper journalism faces the double crisis of a lack of trust post-Leveson, and a lack of influence in the fragmented internet age, how do cultural producers view journalists and their role in society today? In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day. The book asks first how journalists were represented in various distinct periods of the 20th century and then attempts to explain why these representations vary so widely. This is a history of the British press, told not by historians and sociologists, but by writers and directors as well as journalists themselves. In uncovering dozens of forgotten fictions, Sarah Lonsdale explores the bare-knuckled literary combat conducted by writers contesting the disputed boundaries between literature and journalism. Within these texts and films there is perhaps also a clue as to how the best aspects of 'Fourth estate' journalism can survive in the digital age. Authors covered in the volume include: Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Pat Barker, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, Arnold Wesker and Rudyard Kipling. Television and films covered include House of Cards (US and UK versions), Spotlight, Defence of the Realm, Secret State and State of Play.

Literature of the 1950s

Literature of the 1950s

Good, Brave Causes

  • Author: Alice Ferrebe
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 074865531X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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This lively study challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. It rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics

Ted Hughes, Class and Violence

Ted Hughes, Class and Violence

  • Author: Paul Bentley
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441168079
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 168
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Ted Hughes is now widely regarded as a major figure in twentieth-century poetry. Critical literature has often characterized him primarily as a mythologizer of nature but the impact of Hughes's class background on his poems has received relatively little attention. Ted Hughes, Class and Violence is the first full length study to take the measure of the importance of class in Hughes. Paul Bentley here revisits such crucial topics as the controversy over 'natural' violence in Hughes's early poems, Hughes's relationship with Philip Larkin and with Seamus Heaney, the Laureateship, and Hughes's revisiting of his relationship with Sylvia Plath in Birthday Letters (1998), through the lens of Hughes's cultural background and class bearings. Drawing on discussions of violence by such cultural theorists as Slavoj Žižek and Terry Eagleton, the book presents new political readings of familiar Hughes poems, alongside consideration of posthumously collected poems and letters, to reveal a picture of a complex, fraught, and deeply ambivalent poet.

The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

  • Author: Neil McEwan
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349201510
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 646
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Art and Belief

Art and Belief

  • Author: David W. Bolam
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Aberdeen University Calendar

The Aberdeen University Calendar

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Calendar

Calendar

  • Author: University of Cape Town
  • Publisher: N.A
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Thought

Thought

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arts
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