Post-war works were written roughly between 1940 and 1960, dealing with the effects and aftermath of World War II. These books deal directly with the socio-economical and individual repercussions of the World Wars, as well as often exploring the cause of the wars.

Post-War German literature often deals with the guilt of the German population after the Third Reich. Post-war Japanese literature often deals with the effects of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many other cultures deal with other nationally specific issues.

Individual experiences are also explored. Post-war literature include works written about the horrors of concentration camps, conscripted army service, the changing role of women in society, and the effects of PTSD.

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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz


The book is one about the ruthlessness and all-consuming nature of greed as well as the eventual consequences of leading a life driven by monetary gain. I won’t give away the ending, but I’ll warn you that it’s nothing like Ebenezer Scrooge’s and there are no warm fuzzies involved. This is a review of Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.