Definition of John Osborne from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John Osborne

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(1929-94) an English writer of realistic plays about working-class life, including Look Back in Anger (1956) and The Entertainer (1957). This type of play was new and shocking in the 1950s when they were written, and Osborne and similar writers became known as angry young men.
This is a letter of hate. It is for you my countrymen, I mean those men of my country who have defiled it. The men with manic fingers leading the sightless, feeble, betrayed body of my country to its death… damn you England!
John Osborne, 1961