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The Resource The literary Cold War, 1945-Vietnam, Adam Piette

The literary Cold War, 1945-Vietnam, Adam Piette

Label
The literary Cold War, 1945-Vietnam
Title
The literary Cold War, 1945-Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Adam Piette
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a ground-breaking study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. The Literary Cold War examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic project and political allegory, with specific attention being paid to Vladimir Nabokov and Graham Greene as Cold War writers. The book looks at the special relationship as a form of paranoid plotline governing key Anglo-American texts from Storm Jameson to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, as well as examining the figure of the non-aligned neutral observer caught up in the sacrificial triangles structuring cold war fantasy. The book aims to consolidate and define a new emergent field in literary studies, the literary Cold War, following the lead of prominent historians of the period. Key Features One of the first influential monographs to look at leading Anglo-American writers 1945-Vietnam in terms of the Cold War as psychological and fantasy phenomenon Exemplary form of literary criticism combining close reading and new historical forms of research Significant readings of key postwar writers, including Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Mary McCarthy, Graham Greene and Vladimir Nabokov A major contribution to twentieth-century war studies, especially with its focus on the special relationship between the US and the UK, of obvious political and cultural relevance today
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Piette, Adam
Dewey number
820.9/358209045
Index
index present
LC call number
PN771
LC item number
.P54 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Cold War
  • Cold War in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • American literature
  • Cold War (1945-1989) in literature
  • English literature
  • War
  • Engelsk litteratur
  • Amerikansk litteratur
  • Kalla kriget i litteraturen
Label
The literary Cold War, 1945-Vietnam, Adam Piette
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The special relationship and the British hypothesis : the black laurel, the third man, Cold War Vienna and Berlin -- Cold War on the 1930s and sacrificial naming : John Dos Passos and Josephine Herbst -- DEW line, uranium and the Arctic Cold War : Ginsberg's Kaddish and Nabokov's Lolita -- Cold War sex war, or the other being inside : Burroughs, Paley, Plath, Hughes -- The sacrificial logic of the Asian Cold War : Greene's The quiet American and McCarthy's The seventeenth degree -- Conclusion
Control code
430835438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748635283
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/cttk0ftx
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430835438
Label
The literary Cold War, 1945-Vietnam, Adam Piette
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The special relationship and the British hypothesis : the black laurel, the third man, Cold War Vienna and Berlin -- Cold War on the 1930s and sacrificial naming : John Dos Passos and Josephine Herbst -- DEW line, uranium and the Arctic Cold War : Ginsberg's Kaddish and Nabokov's Lolita -- Cold War sex war, or the other being inside : Burroughs, Paley, Plath, Hughes -- The sacrificial logic of the Asian Cold War : Greene's The quiet American and McCarthy's The seventeenth degree -- Conclusion
Control code
430835438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748635283
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk0ftx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430835438

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