50s, The: The Story of a Decade
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Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop, Truman Capote, John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Janet Flanner, Nadine Gordimer, A. J. Liebling, Dwight Macdonald, Joseph Mitchell, Marianne Moore Vladimir Nabokov, Sylvia Plath, V. S. Pritchett, Adrienne Rich, Lillian Ross, Philip Roth, Anne Sexton, James Thurber, John Updike, Eudora Welty, E. B. White, Edmund Wilson.
And featuring new perspectives by Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Gopnik, Elizabeth Kolbert, Jill Lepore, Rebecca Mead, Paul Muldoon, Evan Osnos, David Remnick
The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and I Like Ike. But this was also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory firmly gave way to Cold War paranoia. A sense of trepidation grew with the Suez Crisis and the H-bomb tests. At the same time, the fifties marked the cultural emergence of extraordinary new energies, like those of Thelonious Monk, Sylvia Plath, and Tennessee Williams.
The New Yorker was there in real time, chronicling the tensions and innovations that lay beneath the eras placid surface. In this thrilling volume, classic works of reportage, criticism, and fiction are complemented by new contributions from the magazines present all-star lineup of writers, including Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, and Jill Lepore.