Saturday, 10 March 2018

World war 2 Fiction ,Fiction After world war 2,fiction writers

                            Fiction after World War 2


World war 2 Fiction ,Fiction After world war 2,fiction writers
Fiction after world war ll


what is fiction?


in simple terms fiction is the story or setting that is derived from imagination.it is not based on any history or fact.


American literature becomes increasingly more regional after the 1920s the center of American literature shifts from the East to the Midwest and the south examples are Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath by the mid century.

 American literature had become more increasingly urban many of the events of mid and late 20th century America had enormous impacts on American writing such as the atomic bomb, television ,computers .

 McCarthyism in the 50s the civil rights movement Korean and Vietnam wars and the feminist movement the literature that emerges from the experience of World War two shows a nation that was united and confident in its powers to endure and to lead though it isn't without its sense of the Bleak side of war especially with respect to nuclear weapons returning veterans and the women who had occupied jobs formerly held by men were among those who found post-war America less hospitable than wartime America for black Americans.

 World War two proved a modest but significant turning point the Supreme Court struck down segregation in public schools in 1954 in the landmark case Brown versus Board of Education.

 And Martin Luther King launched the bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama in 1957 the movement accelerated in the 1960s with landmark civil rights legislation passed in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 the 50s did see the rise of a counter culture and literature notably The Beat Generation this group of writers made San Francisco's City Lights bookstore a new center of American literature.

 one of the chief characteristics of these emerging novelists was their engagement with the world around them regardless of where their work is set their protagonists are fiercely involved with their world frequently at odds with it and always in search for their own identities and at odds with a world that tries to dictate that identity to them the literature of the 60s echoes the decades political upheavals.

 it is a decade that has been characterized as the unraveling of America is a decade marked by civil rights marches and the assassinations of black American leaders Martin Luther King jr. and Malcolm X two progressive Democrats President John F Kennedy his brother of Bobby Kennedy and an assassination attempt of a racist southern Governor George Wallace.

 it is also the decade in which the Vietnam War drove a wedge through American culture which still haunts the country feminism emerges in the 1960s as a powerful emancipatory movement for women if leaders use the written word as their weapon with Betty Friedman's feminine mystique leading things off .

Since the time of the post-World War II No clearly definable trends have appeared in English fiction School of writers, the so-called angry young men of the 1950s and 1960s. This group, which included the novelists Kingsley Amis, John Wain, and John Braine, attacked outmoded social values left over from the prewar world. Interest in the 1970s focused on writers as disparate in their concerns and styles as V. S.  Pritchett and Doris Lessing.



Victor sawdon Pritchett, 

Essentially a comic writer ,poet playwright is   considered a master of the short story (Selected Stories, 1978), is also noted as a literary critic of remarkable erudition. His easy but elegant, supple style illuminates both forms of writing.He is particularly known for his short stories.


Doris May Lessing

British novelist ,poet, playwright Her fiction is commonly divided into three distinct phases Communist phase, psychological phase,Sufi phase

Notable work of Lessing  is The Golden Notebook (1962).



World war 2 Fiction ,Fiction After world war 2,fiction writers



Anthony Powell,

An English novelist  ,best known for his TWELVE VOLUME WORKS, twelve novels have been acclaimed by such critics as A.N WILSON , and fellow writers including EVELYN WAUGH and KINGSLEY AMIS as among the finest English fiction of the twentieth century.

He  has written wittily about the higher echelons of English society, but with more affection and on a broader canvas. His famous work A Dance to the Music of Time, is  highly readable.His four-volume autobiography, To Keep the Ball Rolling (1977-1983), complements the fictionalised details that form the basis of his novels.



Dame jein Iris Murdoch,

Her novels in attention and generosity follow the tradition of Novelist like Tolstoy,and George Eliot.



The unicorn(1963) can be read as a sophisticated gothic romance or a novel with Gothic Trappings.




 Anthony Burgess,


One of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the Twentieth century novelist and man of letters, he was popular for his mordant novel of teenage violence, A Clockwork Orange (1962), which was made into a successful motion picture in 1971.His first published fiction is "THE LONG DAY WAYNE'S".

 John Le Carré (pseudonym of David Cornwell),  won popularity for ingeniously complex espionage tales.  His novels include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974), A Perfect Spy (1986), The Russia House (1989), and The Night Manager (1993).




William Golding:


British novelist ,playwright best known for his novel  the allegorical Lord of the Flies The Inheritors about Neanderthal life; The Spire ;The scorpion God ,Free Fall and The Paper Men , about an English novelist's cruel behavior to an American scholar. Golding won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1983.


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