In Their Own Words: British Novelists

In Their Own Words: British Novelists

The Age Of Anxiety, 1945-1969
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  July 16, 2011

After two World Wars, a group of Oxford University tutors recast the horrors of war by creating a new genre: fantasy. Meetings of the Inklings gave birth to The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. The Inklings were motivated by traditional forces, but the Movement represented the absolute opposite. Young writers, such as John Braine and Kingsley Amis, wrote about class, money, sex and religion.

After two World Wars, a group of Oxford University tutors recast the horrors of war by creating a new genre: fantasy. Meetings of the Inklings gave birth to The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. The Inklings were motivated by traditional forces, but the Movement represented the absolute opposite. Young writers, such as John Braine and Kingsley Amis, wrote about class, money, sex and religion.

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