Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 (Hardback)
  • Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 (Hardback)
zoom

Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 (Hardback)

(author)
£69.99
Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 06/09/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319615479
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 3342 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017

You may also be interested in...

How Proust Can Change Your Life
Added to basket
Essays
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
A Rose For Winter
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Jane Austen
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Selected Poems
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Our Country's Good
Added to basket
Collected Poems
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
A Sort Of Life
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Goldeneye
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Added to basket
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Added to basket
Birthday Letters
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Poems
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.