The Resource The politics of pain : postwar England and the rise of nationalism, Fintan O'Toole

The politics of pain : postwar England and the rise of nationalism, Fintan O'Toole

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The politics of pain : postwar England and the rise of nationalism
Title
The politics of pain
Title remainder
postwar England and the rise of nationalism
Statement of responsibility
Fintan O'Toole
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"From one of the most perceptive observers of the English today comes a brilliantly insightful, mordantly funny account of their seemingly irrational embrace of nationalism. England's recent lurch to the right appears to be but one example of the nationalist wave sweeping across the world, yet as acclaimed Irish critic Fintan O'Toole suggests in The Politics of Pain, it is, in reality, a phenomenon rooted in World War II. We must look not to the vagaries of the European Union but, instead, far back to the end of the British empire, if we hope to understand our most fraternal ally-and the royal mess in which the British now find themselves. O'Toole depicts a roiling nation that almost ludicrously dreams of a German invasion, if only to get the blood going, and that erupts in faux outrage over regulations on "prawn-flavored crisps." A sympathetic yet unsparing observer, O'Toole asks: How did a great nation bring itself to the point of such willful self-harm? His answer represents one of the most profound portraits of the English since Sarah Lyall's New York Times bestseller The Anglo Files"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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O'Toole, Fintan
Dewey number
341.242/20941
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC240.25.G7
LC item number
O76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European Union
  • European Union
  • Great Britain
  • European Union countries
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The politics of pain : postwar England and the rise of nationalism, Fintan O'Toole
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Publication
Note
"Originally published the UK under the title Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The importance of not being earnest -- The pleasures of self-pity -- SS-GB : life in occupied England -- The triumph of the light brigade -- A pint of beer, a packet of prawn cocktail flavour crisps and two ounces of dog shit, please -- Sadopopulism -- The twilight of the gods : English dreamtime -- The sore tooth and the broken umbrella -- Postscript: A special place in Hell
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781631496455
Lccn
2019031268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The politics of pain : postwar England and the rise of nationalism, Fintan O'Toole
Publication
Note
"Originally published the UK under the title Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The importance of not being earnest -- The pleasures of self-pity -- SS-GB : life in occupied England -- The triumph of the light brigade -- A pint of beer, a packet of prawn cocktail flavour crisps and two ounces of dog shit, please -- Sadopopulism -- The twilight of the gods : English dreamtime -- The sore tooth and the broken umbrella -- Postscript: A special place in Hell
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781631496455
Lccn
2019031268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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