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The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

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This is a ground-breaking study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US.

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Chapter One. The Special Relationship and the British Hypothesis: Storm Jameson's 'The Black Laurel', 'The Third Man', Cold War Vienna and Berlin
Chapter Two. 'Cold War on the 1930s and Sacrificial Naming: John Dos Passos and Josephine Herbst'
Chapter Three: 'DEW Line, Uranium and the Arctic Avant-Garde: Ginsberg and Nabokov's 'Lolita''
Chapter Four. 'Cold War Sex War, Or the Other Being Inside: Burroughs, Paley, Plath, Hughes'
Chapter Five. 'The Sacrificial Logic of the Asian Cold War: Graham Greene's 'The Quiet American' and Mary McCarthy's 'The Seventeenth Degree'

About the Author

Adam Piette is a Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Remembering and the Sound of Words: Mallarmé, Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Imagination at War: British Fiction and Poetry, 1939-1945. His latest book, The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2009.