Bought ?? May 2007 from ?? charity shop?

An interesting satirical look at the 1950s, written in the 1980s, so a period piece all round. It aims to help the reader negotiate the tricky patch between English buttoned-up-ness and the new, American, freedom of purchase, speech and ideas. Very much informed by the cut and thrust of the 80s, amusing, and important in the exposition of his ideas on sociologists etc, explored to devastating effect in his campus novels.