Postwar British Literature and Postcolonial Studies
This radical reassessment shows how, after the Second World War, British national identity and culture was shaped in ways that still operate today. As empires declined, globalisation spread, and literature responded to these influences. As Graham MacPhee explains, postwar writers blended the experimentalism of prewar modernism with other cultural traditions. In this way, they reveal both the pain and the pleasures of multiculturalism, as they seek to cope with the shock of post-imperial downsizing.
Edinburgh University Press
Literature in English, British Isles
MacPhee, Graham, "Postwar British Literature and Postcolonial Studies" (2011). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 34.