angry young man


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angry young man

also Angry Young Man
n.
1. One of a group of English writers of the 1950s whose works are characterized by vigorous social protest.
2. A vigorous critic of economic or social injustice.

angry young man

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (often capitals) one of several British novelists and playwrights of the 1950s who shared a hostility towards the established traditions and ruling elements of their country
2. any similarly rebellious person

an′gry young` man′


n.
one of a group of British writers of the 1950s critical of tradition and society.
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