Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 May 2009

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780748635276

Bookseller Code (06)

The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • 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