British Writers and the Media, 1930–45

  • Keith Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-284

About this book


Richly informative about a host of writers from Auden to Priestley, and theoretically informed, this wide-ranging new study demonstrates that the 1930s, remembered usually for uncomplicated political engagement, can rather be seen as initiating the key elements of postmodernism, developing the individual's sense of `elsewhere' through new technology of representation and propaganda. Keith Williams analyses the relationship between the leftist writers of the decade and the mass-media, showing how newspapers, radio and film were treated in their writing and how they radically reshaped its forms, assumptions and imagery.


film Medium postmodernism radio technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Keith Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of DundeeScotland

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