By Michael W. Clune

The years after international conflict have visible a common fascination with the unfastened industry. during this ebook, Michael W. Clune considers this fascination in postwar literature. within the fictional worlds created by way of works starting from Frank O'Hara's poetry to nineties gangster rap, the industry is remodeled, supplying an alternate kind of lifestyles, special from either the social visions of the left and the individualist ethos of the best. those principles additionally offer an unsettling instance of the way artwork takes on social strength through providing an break out from society. American Literature and the loose industry provides a brand new viewpoint on a few extensive ranging works for readers of yank post-war literature.

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