A group of British novelists and playwrights of the 1950s and later are known as Angry Young Men who, in an era of greatly increased upward mobility of the social classes, manifested hostility towards the traditions, standards, and manners of what has come to be called “the Establishment”.

These writers depicted the oppressiveness, hypocrisy, and stultifying values in the English school or university, or in the social, commercial, or industrial world in their work in comic or satiric fashion.

Writer lik Kingley Amis, John Braine, and Alan Sillitoe and playwright like John Osborne were in this group.

The writings of such kind survived also in till late 1960s. It also influenced the English literature of the absurd and cinema.