Cynicism in British Post-War Culture

Ignorance, Dust and Disease

  • Kieran Curran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 211-222

About this book


This book is the first academic text to examine cynicism as a driving force in the context of post-war British culture. It maps a sensibility that transcends divisions between high and low culture, and encompasses figures such as Philip Larkin, John Lennon and Stephen Patrick Morrissey.


Cultural history Cynicism Cultural Studies British Post-War History Popular Music Studies the Movement Philip Larkin Raymond Williams Kitchen Sink Stephen Poliakoff John Lennon Punk The Fall Morrissey The Young Ones The Smiths Thatcherism Stuart Hall culture politics Presse

Authors and affiliations

  • Kieran Curran
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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