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256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526132772

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Mid-century gothic

The uncanny objects of modernity in British literature and culture after the Second World War

First Edition

Lisa Mullen

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers new readings of familiar works and unearths neglected texts
  • Provides a thematic analysis of the post-war decade which will appeal to undergraduates studying literature, film studies, art history and cultural studies, as well as the gothic
  • Unearths hidden social and aesthetic currents connecting so-called 'high' and 'popular' culture in the twentieth century, and brings literature and art into dialogue with science and technology
  • Organises chapters according to different orders of object (rubble, costumes and fabrics, atomic weapons) rather than the more usual literary/cultural histories of a given period