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By Martin Halliwell

This e-book presents a stimulating account of the dominant cultural sorts of Fifties the USA: fiction and poetry; theatre and function; movie and tv; tune and radio; and the visible arts. via precise statement and concentrated case experiences of influential texts and occasions - from Invisible guy to West facet tale, from Disneyland to the Seattle World's reasonable, from Rear Window to The american citizens - the e-book examines the way modernism and the chilly struggle provide frames of reference for knowing the trajectory of postwar tradition. the 2 middle goals of this quantity are to chart the altering complexion of yankee tradition within the years following international conflict II and to supply readers with a severe research of 'the 1950s'. The booklet offers an highbrow context for coming near near Nineteen Fifties American tradition and considers the ancient impression of the last decade on fresh social and cultural developments.

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