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Movementlocked

(act. 1954–1959)
  • Blake Morrison

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Movement (act. 1954–1959), was the name given to a group of poets and novelists—chief among them Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Donald Davie, D. J. Enright, John Wain, Thom Gunn, and Robert Conquest (b. 1917)—who came to prominence in the mid-1950s and who were identified with a tough-minded, rationalistic, debunking manner. Though their coherence as a group was relatively short-lived, for a time these writers gave expression to values widely shared by their generation and forged a consensus characteristic of post-war, welfare-state ...

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