Britlit timeline 1950-present

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    Graham Greene

    He was born 02.10.1904 and was an English author, critic and playwright.
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    Adrian Henri

    10 April 1932 – 21 December 2000
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    John Fowles

    English novelist and essayist, master of layered story-telling, illusionism, and purposefully ambiguous endings
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    Ted Hughes

    English poet and children's writer. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death.
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    William Golding

    A well-known British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate best known for his novel Lord of the Flies.
  • "Waiting for Godot" by Sameul Beckett

    "Waiting for Godot" by Sameul Beckett
    The play is often considered one of the most prominent works in the Theatre of the Absurd movement.
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    James Bond series by Ian Fleming

    The series of 12 thrilling novels about the adventures of a 00-agent James Bond.
  • "Lord of the Flies" by William Goldig

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

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

    "Look Back in Anger" by John Osborne
    It is thought of as the first work marking the beginning of the cultural movement.
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    Kitchen sink realism

    It is a term coined to describe a British cultural movement which developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s in theatre, art, novels, film and television plays, whose 'heroes' usually could be described as angry young men.
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    Angry Young Men

    Was a group of mostly working and middle class British playwrights and novelists. Included writers such as John Osborne, Kingsley Amis etc.
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    Liverpool poets

    Their work is characterised by its directness of expression, simplicity of language, suitability for live performance and concern for contemporary subjects and references. Most known poets were Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten.
  • "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess

    "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
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    British Poetry Revival

    It is the general name given to a loose poetic movement in Britain. The revival was a modernist-inspired reaction to the Movement's more conservative approach to British poetry.
  • "The Mersey Sound"

    "The Mersey Sound"
    It is an anthology of poems by Liverpool poets Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri.
  • "Watership Down" by Richard Adams

    "Watership Down" by Richard Adams
    A heroic fantasy novel about a small group of rabbits who live in their natural environment but are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology.
  • "The Sea, the Sea" by Iris Murdoch

    "The Sea, the Sea" by Iris Murdoch
    The novel by Iris Murdoch, that wan the Booker Prize in 1978. A tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a self-satisfied playwright and director as he begins to write his memoirs.
  • "Rites of Passage" by William Golding

    This was the first book of the trilogy "To the Ends of the Earth" and went on to win the 1980 Man Booker Prize.
  • "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie

    "The Satanic Verses" by  Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. The title refers to what are known as the satanic verses, a group of alleged Qur'anic verses that allowed for prayers of intercession to be made to three Pagan Meccan goddesses. In the Muslim community, however, the novel caused great controversy for what many Muslims believed were blasphemous references.
  • "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro
    It is one of the most highly-regarded post-war British novels. It won the Booker Prize in 1989 for Best Fiction.
  • "Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh

    "Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh
    Trainspotting is the first novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. t is written in the form of short chapters narrated in the first person by various residents of Leith, Edinburgh who either use heroin, are friends of the core group of heroin users, or engage in destructive activities that are implicitly portrayed as addictions that serve the same function as heroin addiction. The novel is set in the mid to late 1980s.
  • "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

    "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling
    The start of the Harry Potter series.
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    Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

    A series of seven fantasy novels tha has gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. The book series has sold more than 400 million copies and the last four books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.