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By Allan Hepburn

ISBN-10: 0773547312

ISBN-13: 9780773547315

ISBN-10: 0773547320

ISBN-13: 9780773547322

close to the tip of the second one international struggle, new rules approximately citizenship, nationwide id, belonging, and rights emerged because the atrocities of the warfare – coupled with the shedding of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – spurred writers and voters all over the world to contemplate their tasks to their fellow man.

Covering British authors and modern fiction by means of migrant writers publishing at mid-century, in addition to a few images from the period, round 1945 is a suite of essays that finds how literary texts and cultural occasions modeled human rights concerns corresponding to dignity, freedom, sovereignty, and accountability. Unified via an research of the human and cultural elements of common rights, those essays express that British writers demonstrated the parameters of citizenship and rights in novelistic shape. by way of imagining tasks and rights of electorate in hypothetical contexts, those novels elevated at the legislated entitlements and responsibilities that make up civic and human identification. To at the present time the repercussions of 1945 proceed to spread in tales approximately statehood, refugees, humanitarianism, displacement, and nationwide belonging. whilst, novels proceed to visualize the human individual, equivalent in rights and dignity prior to the legislation, but frequently compromised by way of the political exigencies of realms that don't realize felony, political, or human rights.

Tracing the rippling results of the second one international warfare from 1945 during the chilly battle and into the current, round 1945 is an awfully wealthy quantity that might regulate our notion of pre- and post-war British literature.

Contributors comprise Nadine Attewell (McMaster), Mitchell C. Brown (Dalhousie), Matthew Hart (Columbia), Janice Ho (Colorado), Emily Hyde (Rowan), Peter Kalliney (Kentucky), Marina MacKay (Oxford), Melanie Micir (Washington, St. Louis), Adam Piette (Sheffield) Claire Seiler (Dickinson College), and Ian Whittington (Mississippi).

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