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Literary representations of safety in British fiction of the long decade, 1939-1950

@inproceedings{Kyte2017LiteraryRO,
  title={Literary representations of safety in British fiction of the long decade, 1939-1950},
  author={Jacqueline Kyte},
  year={2017}
}
During and after the Second World War – a time of acute national danger – British authors reflected the huge premium placed on safety, exploring and expressing it in various manifestations. Safety is a fundamental human need, and yet it is a contingent concept. A major component of being safe is not being endangered – and the novelists addressed in this thesis were alert to the reciprocal relationship between the safe and the unsafe, between the desire for safety and the presence of danger… Expand