Ireland and the World of the 1950s
Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Thomas Kilroy A Memoir of the 1950s 7 Nicholas Grene Samuel Beckett: Waiting for the End 21 Darryl Jones Fantasia: Under Milk Wood in the 1950s 35 Sam Slote Elvis Presley: The Sun King 51 John Scattergood The Movement: A Personal View 63 Eoin O’Brien The Baggotonian Movement: Nevill Johnson (1911–1999) 87 Bernice M. Murphy The Beautiful Stranger and the Inconceivable Alien: The Body Replacement Narrative in 1950s American Science Fiction 113 viii Helen Conrad O’Briain Phyllis McGinley and the Liberal Heart 131 Edwina Keown ‘Look at the pram products at their plotting and planning’: The Start of the British Teen Scene and Counter-Cultural Music in Colin MacInnes’s Absolute Beginners (1959) 147 Gerald Dawe From Borstal Boy and Ginger Man to Kitty Stobling: A Brief Look Back at the 1950s 167 Terence Brown Afterword 181 Notes on Contributors 187 Index 191
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