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20th century literature, Cold War fiction, aftermath of World War II, World War II fiction, 1940s

Literature from the 1940s witnesses the start of Existentialism (Hell is other people, 1944), the early period of the Beat generation and saw the publication of influential novels such as Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

World War II

World War II fiction

Postwar period

The intermediate postwar period separating "Modernism" from "Postmodernism" (1950s literature) is the floruit of the beat generation and the classical science fiction of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein.




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