British Book News

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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The Statesman's Year-Book 1974-75

The Encyclopaedia for the Businessman-of-the-World

Author: J. Paxton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230271030

Category: Political Science

Page: 1644

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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.
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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Author: Owen Dudley Edwards

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074862872X

Category: History

Page: 752

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What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. This time was unique for British children--parental controls were often relaxed if not absent, and the radio and reading assumed greater significance for most children than they had in the more structured past or were to do in the more crowded future. Owen Dudley Edwards discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. British literature is placed in a wider context through a consideration of what British writing reached the USA, and vice versa, and also through an exploration of wartime Europe as it was shown to British children. Questions of leadership, authority, individualism, community, conformity, urban-rural division, ageism, class, race, and gender awareness are explored. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over 100 writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the war broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently. Concerned with the effects of the war as a whole on what children could read during the war and what they made of it, he reveals the implications of this for the world they would come to inhabit.
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Yeats Annual No 7

including Essays in Memory of Richard Ellmann

Author: Warwick Gould

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349079510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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The essays in Yeats Annual No 7 are dedicated to the memory of Richard Ellmann, one of the great pioneer critics of W.B.Yeats. They have been contributed by distinguished colleagues and friends of Richard Ellmann, chosen on his advice. The volume also contains much new material by Yeats himself - a new and virtually complete early draft of his novel The Speckled Bird, here entitled 'The Lilies of the Lord' and two new poems from The Flame of the Spirit manuscript book, given to Maud Gonne in 1981.
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John Betjeman

A Bibliography

Author: William S. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198184034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 542

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This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.
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