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Look Back in Anger

 
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a play (1956) by John Osborne. Its main character, Jimmy Porter, is an ‘ angry young man ’ who directs his anger about British society at his upper-class wife Alison. The play was a great influence on other writers of the 1950s, and these writers and Osborne himself also became known as 'angry young men'. A film (1959) was later made, with Richard Burton as Jimmy Porter.