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By David Tucker

Social realism has been a necessary component of British tradition during the last seventy years, but it has now not received anyplace close to the severe cognizance its effect warrants. it may be a hugely responsive style, person who confronts its contemporaneous social, financial and political contexts with visceral immediacy, whereas even as preserving a spotlight at the person, the household and the non-public. This interesting research of the intertwined histories and legacies of British social realism throughout disciplines reveals
how vital the altering style has been for artistic works because the moment global struggle, and the way it resonates inside of modern contexts. With unique contributions from major students, this assortment offers chapters on movie, theatre, fiction, visible paintings, poetry and tv, that convey how social realism speaks to our personal occasions in addition to of the earlier.

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