The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men

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What were the achievements of the 'angry' writers who emerged in the fifties? Historically, they gave birth to the satire movement of the 1960s-Beyond the Fringe, That Was the Week that Was and Private Eye. Their satire and irreverence aroused enthusiasm in man, and a new `anti-Establishment' mood developed from Look Back in Anger and The Outsider. All literary movements acquire enemies, but the Angry Young Men of the 1950s accumulated more than most. Why? Wilson takes us on a journey back to this era, and reveals fascinating and sometimes disturbing stories from the Greats, including John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, Kenneth Tynan and John Braine-to name but a few. At all events, the story of that period makes a marvellously lively tale which, most importantly, was recorded by someone who was actually there.

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"As a guide to the period, The Angry Years has much to recommend
it"
-- The Literary Review, May 2007

"an enjoyable memoir-cum-history...captures an entertaining
flavour of its times" -- FT Magazine, April 28 2007

About the Author:

Colin Wilson is a prolific British writer. In 1956, at the age of 25, he published The Outsider, which examines the seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. Wilson was labelled as an Angry Young Man, though he had little in common with other members of the group. Wilson has also written extensive non-fiction books about crime and various metaphysical and occult themes.

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