A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

Editor(s): Josephine G. Hendin

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631207092

Online ISBN: 9780470756430

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756430

About this Book

This ConciseCompanion is a guide to the creative output of the United States in the postwar period, in its diverse energies, shapes and forms.


  • Embraces diversity, covering Vietnam literature, gay and lesbian literature, American Jewish fiction, Italian American literature, Irish American writing, emergent ethnic literatures, African American writing, jazz, film, drama and more.
  • Shows how different genres and approaches opened up creative possibilities and interacted in the postwar period.
  • Portrays the postwar United States split by differences of wealth and position, by ethnicity and race, and by agendas of left and right, but united in the intensity of its creative drive.

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