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Angry Young Man


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  • n. Any of a group of mostly working-class and middle-class British playwrights and novelists who rose to prominence in the 1950s, their works being characterized by harshness, realism, and disillusionment with traditional norms.


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  • A reader, who prefers to go by the name Angry Young Man, points us to an interesting set of comments on a torrent of a recent stand up comedy performance by the comedian Louis CK, where it appears the comedian himself showed up on Mininova and asked nicely for the content to be removed, even explaining his reasoning:


  • He also reveals how artists would cynically boost their profiles - Vivienne Westwood slapping a girl at a Sex Pistols gig because she was bored, and the writer Colin Wilson sleeping on Hampstead Heath to cement his reputation as an early Angry Young Man.

    New Statesman

  • Jimmy, who steps further into his role as the original Angry Young Man every minute. Featured Content

  • During the recent State of the Union address, his rebukes to the feuding parties seemed more "Father Knows Best" than Angry Young Man and even his declaration that "We will not stop, I will not stop fighting" nodded more to Winston Churchill than JFK.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • But I was far more enthralled by the father's film described in the final scene, a powerful, Angry Young Man version of


  • Wednesday night is a punk and deathcore party with Ashen, Angry Young Man

    Taipei Times


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