This book offers a unique analysis of the wide-ranging responses of British novelists to the East-West conflict. Hammond analyses the treatment of such geopolitical currents as communism, nuclearism, clandestinity, decolonisation and US superpowerdom, and explores the literary forms which writers developed to capture the complexities of the age.
Andrew Hammond is Senior Lecturer of English Literature at the University of Brighton, UK. His research interests are Cold War fiction, postcolonial writing and cross-cultural discourse. Previous publications include Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives (editor, 2012) and British Literature and the Balkans: Themes and Contexts (2010).
Introduction 1. Literary Containment 2. The Nuclear Debate 3. An Age of Espionage 4. From Socialism to Postmodernism 5. The End of Empire 6. The American Age