British literature from 1950 'till yesterday

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    T. S. Eliot

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    J. R. R. Tolkien

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    Sir W. G. Golding

  • [Birth] D.M. Lessing

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    Harold Pinter

  • [Birth] V.S. Naipaul

  • [Birth] Seamus Heany

  • "1984" G.Orwell

    "1984" G.Orwell
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    Absurdism was the 20th Century’s most popular non-realistic genre. Although the climax of The Theater of the Absurd was in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, this style still influences writers today.
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    The "Angry Young Men"

    The "angry young men" were a group of mostly working and middle class British playwrights and novelists who became prominent in the 1950s. The group's leaders included John Osborne and Kingsley Amis. 1950-1989
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    Post-colonial literature

    Post-colonial literature( since 1950s) is a body of literary writings that reacts to the discourse of colonization. Post-colonial literature often involves writings that deal with issues of de-colonization or the political and cultural independence of people formerly subjugated to colonial rule. It is also a literary critique to texts
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    The term Postmodern literature is used to describe certain tendencies in post-World War II literature. It is both a continuation of the experimentation championed by writers of the modernist period (relying heavily, for example, on fragmentation, paradox, questionable narrators, etc.). Postmodern literature, like postmodernism as a whole, is difficult to define and there is little agreement on the exact characteristics, scope, and importance of postmodern literature.
  • [Nobel] Bertrand Russel

  • [Birth] Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Samuel Beckett "Waiting for Godot"

    Samuel Beckett "Waiting for Godot"
    Bleak, absurdist play. Profoundly affected English literature.
  • [Nobel] Winston Churchill (Ha!)

  • J. R. R. Tolkien "The Lord of the Rings"

    J. R. R. Tolkien "The Lord of the Rings"
  • William Golding "Lord of the Flies"

    William Golding "Lord of the Flies"
  • Graham Greene "The Quiet American"

    Graham Greene "The Quiet American"
  • John Osborne "Look Back in Anger"

  • V. S. Naipaul "House for Mr. Biswas"

    V. S. Naipaul "House for Mr. Biswas"
  • Anthony Burgess "A Clockwork Orange"

  • Tom Stoppard "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"

  • Booker Prize Established

  • Caryl Churchill "Cloud Nine"

  • Salman Rushdie "Midnight's Children"

  • [Nobel] William Golding

  • Julian Barnes "Flaubert's Parrot"

  • Kazuo Ishiguro "The Remains of the Day"

  • T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry inaugurated

  • [Nobel] Seamus Heaney

  • [Nobel] V. S. Naipaul

  • [Nobel] Harold Pinter

  • [Nobel] Doris Lessing

  • [Nobel] Hilary Mantel

  • Hilary Mantel "Wolf Hall"