The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction

Taylor, E. and Hubble, N. (ed.) 2021. The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction. London Bloomsbury Academic.

TitleThe 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction
EditorsTaylor, E. and Hubble, N.

With austerity biting hard and fascism on the march at home and abroad, the Britain of the 1930s grappled with many problems familiar to us today. Moving beyond the traditional focus on 'the Auden generation', this book surveys the literature of the period in all its diversity, from working class, women, queer and postcolonial writers to popular crime and thriller novels. In this way, the book explores the uneven processes of modernization and cultural democratization that characterized the decade.

A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, the book covers such writers as Eric Ambler, Mulk Raj Anand, Katharine Burdekin, Agatha Christie, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Christopher Isherwood, Storm Jameson, Ethel Mannin, Naomi Mitchison, George Orwell, Christina Stead, Evelyn Waugh and many others.

Keywordsinterwar literature
British literature
twentieth century literature
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Publication dates
Published14 Jan 2021
Place of publicationLondon
SeriesThe Decades Series
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