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"The young men of the nation": Alexander Baron and urban working class masculinity

Cartwright, Anthony

Authors

Anthony Cartwright



Contributors

John Goodridge
Editor

Bridget Keegan
Editor

Abstract

This chapter discusses the young men characters of the East London novelist, Alexander Baron, in his novels of the Second World War, of post-war London and his historical novel, King Dido, set in the East End in the years before World War One. I examine these characters in the context of Raymond Williams' description of working class experiences of the nineteenth century, set against "the fierce and dynamic trajectories of social and economic transformation and conflict".

Citation

Cartwright, A. (2017). "The young men of the nation": Alexander Baron and urban working class masculinity. In J. Goodridge, & B. Keegan (Eds.), A History of British Working Class Literature (327-338). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108105392.022

Online Publication Date May 31, 2017
Publication Date Oct 5, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 19, 2024
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 327-338
Book Title A History of British Working Class Literature
Chapter Number 20
ISBN 9781107190405
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108105392.022
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/12077115