A "group biography" of the Angry Young Men - a journalistic catchphrase applied to writers like John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, Colin Wilson, John Braine, and John Wain, who shook up the cosy, stale cultural values of mid 1950s Britain. There may be more important literary movements than the Angry Young Men but there can be few as consciously (or unconsciously) entertaining. The Angry Young Men were an absurdly diverse group, often wildly at odds and, indeed, often wholly unacquainted with each other. This cavalcade of misunderstandings, wild statements, mediocrity and genuine achievement can now be seen as an example of how the media can both help and ruin literature.
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First Penguin edition. Carpenters witty and humorous take on the "Angry Young Men" writers ( ie John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, John Braine, Colin Wilson et al) of the late 1950's and 1960's. He points up how their diversity, sometimes protected upbringing, and varying talents, were lost in the background of the interest that they raised. Enlightening, funny and good history. Softback intact and clean an undamaged. Pages have some light related yellowing at edges. Not significantly.About the Author:
Humphrey Carpenter's books include biographies of Benjamin Britten, Dennis Potter and J R R Tolkein as well as the hugely successful Mr Majeika children's books. He lives in Oxford.
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