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angry young man

(often initial capital letter) one of a group of British writers of the late 1950s and the 1960s whose works reflect strong dissatisfaction with, frustration by, and rebellion against tradition and society.
any author writing in this manner. Unabridged
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  • But Captain Marston placed a hand upon the arm of the angry young man.

    The Fatal Cord Mayne Reid
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angry young man

(often capitals) one of several British novelists and playwrights of the 1950s who shared a hostility towards the established traditions and ruling elements of their country
any similarly rebellious person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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