Golding, William,, 1911-, Knowledge, History.
Golding, William,, 1911-, Political and social views.
Historical fiction, English, History and criticism.
Literature and history, Great Britain, History, 20th century.
Political fiction, English, History and criticism.
Politics and literature, Great Britain, History, 20th century.
Introduction: the world turned upside down -- Menippean satire, the fantastic, and the carnivalesque -- Literature of atrocity: Lord of the flies and The inheritors -- Self-consciousness and the totalitarian personality: Pincher Martin and Free fall -- Constructions of fiction and class: The spire and The pyramid -- Postmodernity and postmodernism: Darkness visible and The paper men -- Historiographic metafiction, preromanticism, and the ship of fools: To the ends of the earth: a sea trilogy -- Conclusion: socialist subversions? The radical and reactionary in Golding's satire