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The 40s : the story of a decade  Cover Image Book Book

The 40s : the story of a decade

Finder, Henry. (Added Author). Harvey, Giles. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 0679644792 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780679644798 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780679644798 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0679644792 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xvii, 696 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2014]

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Formatted Contents Note: Part one. The war -- Part two. American scenes -- Part three. Postwar -- Part four. Character studies -- Part five. The critics. Books ; The current cinema ; The theatre ; Art & architecture ; Musical events ; Feminine fashions -- Part six. Poetry -- Part seven. Fiction.
Summary, etc.: Included in this volume are seminal profiles of the decade's most fascinating figures, this volume also provides vital, seldom reprinted criticism. Perhaps no contribution the magazine made to 1940s American culture was more lasting than its fiction and poetry. Included here is an extraordinary selection of short stories by such writers as Shirley Jackson (whose masterpiece "The Lottery" stirred outrage when it appeared in the magazine in 1948) and John Cheever (of whose now classic story "The Enormous Radio" New Yorker editor Harold Ross said: "It will turn out to be a memorable one, or I am a fish.") Also represented are the great poets of the decade, from Louise Bogan and William Carlos Williams to Theodore Roethke and Langston Hughes.
Subject: New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925) New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
United States In literature
United States Social customs 1945-
United States Social customs 1933-1945
United States Social life and customs 20th century
United States History 1945-1953
United States History 1933-1945

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