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International Journal of Literacy and Education

2021, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Post World War II: Analysis of American literature


Author(s): Neelam Tandon

Abstract: Post-World War II American literature was marked by a number of significant developments and changes. The war had a profound impact on American society and culture, and this was reflected in the literature of the time. Post-World War II American literature is characterized by a variety of themes and styles. One of the most significant developments of this period was the emergence of the Beat Generation, a group of writers who rejected mainstream American culture and sought to explore new forms of expression. The Beat writers, such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, often wrote about experiences of drugs, sexuality, and spirituality, and their work had a significant influence on later writers and artists. Another important trend in post-World War II American literature was the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, which inspired a wave of African American writers who sought to explore themes of identity, oppression, and resistance. Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison are some of the most notable writers of this period, and their work remains influential today. Post-World War II American literature was also marked by a growing sense of disillusionment with the American Dream, as writers began to question the values and ideals of mainstream society. This trend can be seen in the work of authors such as J.D. Salinger and Kurt Vonnegut, who portrayed characters who were alienated from mainstream society and struggled to find meaning in their lives.

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Neelam Tandon. Post World War II: Analysis of American literature. Int J Literacy Educ 2021;1(1):73-76.
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