B. S. Johnson and Post-War Literature

Possibilities of the Avant-Garde

  • Julia Jordan
  • Martin Ryle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Avant-Garde Possibilities — B.S. Johnson and the Sixties Generation

  3. Johnson in His Time: Influences and Contemporaries

  4. Johnson Out of Time: The Persistence of Modernism

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-221

About this book


A collection of essays on the 1960s experimental writer B.S. Johnson, this book draws together new research on all aspects of his work, and, in tracing his connections to a wider circle of continental, British and American avant-garde writers, offers exciting new approaches to reading 1960s experimental fiction.


Beckett English literature fiction Modernism Nouveau Roman post-war literature prose Samuel Beckett

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Jordan
    • 1
  • Martin Ryle
    • 2
  1. 1.UCLUK
  2. 2.University of SussexUK

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