AUTHORStone, Albert E.
TITLELiterary Aftershocks: American Writers, Readers, and the Bomb
PUBLISHERTwayne Publishers
CITYNew York, NY

This book is a study of the literary responses to the beginning and long life of the atomic era, starting in 1945. Author Albert Stone discusses essays, stories, science fiction, poetry, novels and nonfiction, including important works such as Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, Hersey’s Hiroshima, and Ginsberg’s “Plutonian Ode.” He also devotes part of the book to children’s literature. The book is a useful resource for students and teachers, and contains a good bibliography.

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