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The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam
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The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Abstract

This book is a study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. It 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 C ... More

Keywords: Cold War, UK, US, political allegory, Vladimir Nabokov, Graham Greene, Storm Jameson, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, literary studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748635276
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Piette, author