GREAT BRITAIN: Sloane Square Stomp

Britain's Angry Young Men fell to fisticuffs last week. Named from 27-year-old John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger, they are a group of young firebrands of exhibitionist bent who have been rattling London's literary teacup, with dozens of short-tempered novels, plays, films and reviews, all of which have said one thing loud and clear: they are fed to the teeth with the state of both the British Empire and British letters.

Last fall eight of the most articulate Angries announced their own credos in a noisy manifesto called "Declaration." The manifesto revealed that the group was not a group at...

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