The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6B: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: From 1945 to the Twenty-First Century
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  • Publication Date: May 22, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781551119243 / 1551119242
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 6B: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: From 1945 to the Twenty-First Century

  • Publication Date: May 22, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781551119243 / 1551119242
  • 564 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history.

The full Broadview Anthology of British Literature comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible through the broadviewpress.come website by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes.

Highlights of Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond include: Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer,” “An Outpost of Progress,” an essay on the Titanic, and a substantial range of background materials, including documents on the exploitation of central Africa that set “An Outpost of Progress” in vivid context; and a large selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Zadie Smith.

For the convenience of those whose focus does not extend to the full period covered in the final volume of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature (Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond), that volume is now available either in its original one-volume format or in this alternative two-volume format, with Volume 6a (The Early Twentieth Century) extending to the end of WWII, and Volume 6b (The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond) covering from WWII into the present century.

Comments

Praise for The Twentieth Century and Beyond:

“[The Twentieth Century and Beyond] is better [than the competition] on cultural and social contexts, in its introductions, in its number and quality of images and in the choices of texts beyond the classic ones. … Overall, the Broadview Anthology is an immensely attractive one—adventurous and very wide ranging.” — Enda Duffy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Comments on The Broadview Anthology of British Literature:

“ … sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British Literature will now have to be measured.” — Graham Hammill, SUNY Buffalo

“With the publication of the Broadview Anthology of British Literature, teachers and students in survey and upper-level undergraduate courses have a compelling alternative to the established anthologies by Norton and Longman. … This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement.” — Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

“ … an excellent anthology. Good selections for my purposes (including some nice surprises), just the right level of annotation, affordable—and a hit with my students. I will definitely use it again.” — Ira Nadel, University of British Columbia

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction to The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond: 1945 to the Twenty-First Century

The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State
The End of Empire
From the 1960s to Century’s End
Ireland, Scotland, Wales
The New Millennium
The History of the English Language

LEONORA CARRINGTON

The Debutante

DORIS LESSING

To Room Nineteen
from The Golden Notebook

from “Introduction” to the 1971 edition

DYLAN THOMAS

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
Fern Hill
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London
In Context: Dylan Thomas in America

from John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America: An Intimate Journal

JUDITH WRIGHT

Woman to Man
The Bull
Woman to Child
At Cooloola
Sports Field
Two Dreamtimes
from A Human Pattern: Selected Poems

“Foreword”

P.K. PAGE

The Stenographers
The Landlady
Ecce Homo
Stories of Snow
Young Girls
After Rain
Nursing Home
from “Address At Simon Fraser”
Planet Earth
Calgary

PENELOPE FITZGERALD

The Axe

GRAHAM GREENE

The Basement Room
In Context: Reflections on Writing and Filmmaking

“Preface” to The Fallen Idol
from “Interview with Marie-Francoise Allain”

LESLIE NORRIS
At the Grave of Dylan Thomas
The Ballad of Billy Rose
Water
The Green Bridge
The Hawk Maps His Country
Borders
Bridal Veil Falls, Early Winter

PHILIP LARKIN

Days
Church Going
Talking in Bed
Dockery and Son
Annus Mirabilis
High Windows
This Be The Verse
Vers de Societe
The Old Fools
Aubade

CONTEXTS: POWER, POLITICS, AND THE BOOK

The Case of Mrs Warren’s Profession

from An Act for Regulating Theatres, 1843
Bernard Shaw et al., “The Censorship of Plays”

“Not Bloody Likely”: The Case of Pygmalion

from Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 3

The Case of Ulysses

from Hon. John M. Woolsey, United States District Court, Decision in United States of America v. One Book Called “Ulysses”
from James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 18: Penelope

Publishing “Unnatural Politics”: Bernard Shaw’s Common Sense about the War

from Bernard Shaw, Common Sense about the War

The Case of J.B. Priestley’s Wartime Broadcasts: “He Gave Us… An Ideology”

from “Less Bread and More Taxes”
from “A Few Words to the Pot-and-Kettle Theorists”
from “First Anniversary of the War”
from “Going North”

The Case of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

from The Obscene Publications Act
from D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Chapter 3
from Mervyn Griffith-Jones, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
from Gerald Gardiner, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
from Dame Rebecca West, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
from Sir Allen Lane, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
The Case of The Satanic Verses

ALAN SILLITOE

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
In Context: “Angry Young Men”

from John Osborne, A Better Class of Person: An Autobiography

Passing Looks at Christmas

THOM GUNN

The Wound
Tamer and Hawk
To His Cynical Mistress
The Hug
The Missing

HAROLD PINTER

The Homecoming

TED HUGHES

The Thought-Fox
Pike
Wodwo
Theology
A Childish Prank
The Seven Sorrows
Heptonstall Old Church
You Hated Spain
Daffodils

A.S. BYATT

The July Ghost

CONTEXTS: PUBLIC VOICES: THE END OF EMPIRE AND A NEW BRITAIN

The “Quit India” Movement

from Mohandas K. Gandhi, “Speech to the All India Congress Committee”
from Sir Stafford Cripps, “Statement on India”

from Martin Luther King, “The Birth of a New Nation”
from Harold Macmillan, “Speech Made to the South Africa Parliament”
from Manmohan Singh, “Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Awarding of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa”
from Winston Churchill, “Campaign Speech”
from Clement Attlee, “Speech on the King’s Address”
from Enoch Powell, “Speech on Race and Immigration”
from Margaret Thatcher, “Speech to the Conservative Party Conference”
from Tony Blair, “Speech to the Labour Party Conference”
from Tony Blair, “Speech on the War in Iraq and Global Terrorism”

CHINUA ACHEBE

The Sacrificial Egg
from “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”

DEREK WALCOTT

A Far Cry from Africa
Ruins of a Great House
A Letter from Brooklyn
from Midsummer

52

SEAMUS HEANEY

Digging
Thatcher
The Wife’s Tale
The Grauballe Man
Punishment
Casualty
Seeing Things
Englands of the Mind

ALICE MUNRO

Silence
The View from Castle Rock

NGUGI WA THIONG’O

from Decolonising the Mind

Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

LES MURRAY

An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
Bent Water in the Tasmanian Highland
The Quality of Sprawl
Pigs
The Mare out on the Road

MARGARET ATWOOD

Further Arrivals
Death of a Young Son by Drowning
The Immigrants
Later in Belleville: Career
Daguerreotype Taken in Old Age
Thoughts from Underground
A Bus along St. Clair: December
We are hard
[you fit into me]
“The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake in Context”
In Context: Susanna Moodie

from Susanna Moodie, Roughing it in the Bush
from Susanna Moodie, Life in the Clearings versus the Bush

MICHAEL ONDAATJE

Letters & Other Worlds
Travels in Ceylon (from Running in the Family)

TOM STOPPARD

Professional Foul

CARYL CHURCHILL

Top Girls

ANGELA CARTER

The Bloody Chamber

JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN

from Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Dead Parrot Sketch
Pet Conversation
Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook
Spam

SALMAN RUSHDIE

Is Nothing Sacred?

IAN McEWAN

Last Day of Summer

PAUL MULDOON

Good Friday, 1971. Driving Westward
Our Lady Of Ardboe
The Sightseers
Cherish The Ladies
Milkweed And Monarch
The Plot
Anonymous: Myself And Pangur

KAZUO ISHIGURO

A Village After Dark

HANIF KUREISHI

My Son the Fanatic

DAVID DABYDEEN

Slave Song
Coolie Odyssey
from Turner: New and Selected Poems

“Preface”
Turner

CAROL ANN DUFFY

Stealing
Adultery
The Good Teachers
Drunk
Mean Time
Mrs. Lazarus
Wish
Rapture

DIRECTIONS IN LATE TWENTIETH- AND EARLY TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY POETRY

Geoffrey Hill

from Mercian Hymns
A Short History of British India (2)
from The Triumph of Love

Tony Harrison

Them & [uz]
t’Ark
from V
from Sonnets for August 1945

The Morning After

Tom Raworth

Out of A Sudden
Looking for Language

David Harsent

Art

Craig Raine

A Martian Sends a Postcard Home

Eavan Boland

Night Feed
Anna Liffey
Listen. This is the Noise of Myth
Against Love Poetry

Veronica Forrest-Thomson

Identi-Kit
Phrase-Book

James Fenton

A German Requiem

Grace Nichols

Skanking Englishman Between Trains
Epilogue
Love
White

Medbh McGuckian

Slips
The Sofa
The Dream-Language of Fergus

Maggie O’Sullivan

from “Starlings”

Linton Kwesi Johnson

Inglan Is a Bitch

Monica Alvi

And If
How the World Split in Two

Jean Binta Breeze

earth cries

Gwyneth Lewis

Mother Tongue

Jackie Kay

In My Country
High Land

Simon Armitage

The English
It Could Be You

Alice Oswald

Wedding
Woods etc.

Caitriona O’Reilly

Hide
A Brief History of Light

BERNARDINE EVARISTO

from Lara

One (1949, Taiwo)

JEANETTE WINTERSON

Lives of Saints

ZADIE SMITH

Hanwell in Hell

APPENDICES

Reading Poetry

Maps

Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Glossary of Terms

Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart

Bibliography

Permissions Acknowledgments

Index of First Lines

Index of Authors and Titles

General Editors:

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts
Leonard Conolly, Trent University
Kate Flint, University of Southern California
Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta
Don LePan, Broadview Press
Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee
Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia
Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College
Barry V. Qualls, Rutgers University
Claire Waters, University of Virginia