from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Belonging to the period after a war: postwar resettlement; a postwar house.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of post-war. of or pertaining to the period after a war

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  • adj. belonging to the period after a war


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  • In 1947, they began collecting clothes for children in postwar Europe.

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  • Both The Angel's Game and Shadow of the Wind are translated into English by Lucia Graves (daughter of poet and I, Claudius author Robert Graves); who was raised on the island of Majorca in postwar Spain.

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  • It was a part that captured a peculiarly repellent side of the Reagan-Thatcher era and it rightly brought Michael Douglas an Oscar for outdoing the hyperactive villains his father, Kirk, played in postwar melodramas.

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  • The lyric by Enrique Santos Discepolo, master composer of the tango, sums up the situation here just as it did in postwar Buenos Aires:

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  • “The rise of the creative-writing program,” he says, “stands as the most important event in postwar American literary history.”

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  • This is a fine book, but it is far from the only "carnivalesque" novel to be found in postwar fiction.

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  • It also makes The Subterrraneans itself an important text both in postwar American fiction and American literature as a whole.

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  • Pair Chambes with Ellison if you're interested in postwar intellectual history, but leave out Chambers altogether if you're teaching postwar American literature.

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  • My own initial response to Gates of Eden demonstrates that it is possible to read the book as an illuminating appraisal of American fiction of the 1950s and 1960s, but turning to Dickstein's other writing on postwar fiction only confirms that ultimately his purpose seems to be to pin postwar writersdown as specimens of their time and place, at best figures in a procession of "tendencies."

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  • How states organized their war efforts, and the lessons people drew from those experiences, affected how open they were to a large state role in postwar economic management and to the deepening of the welfare state.

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