The radical, 'postmodernist' waves of experimentation that swept
Anglo-American fiction from the late 1960s constitute a delayed
response to the upheavals of the Second World War, yet the legacy of
the war barely figures in prevalent accounts of the postmodernist
movement. As Paul Crosthwaite shows in this provocative book, to
recognize the significance of the war in contemporary culture is to
acknowledge that postmodernism, as a sensibility, ...