What is the literary time period of Fahrenheit 451 and what are the dates of it?

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Ray Bradbury's acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 was first published on October 19, 1953. Bradbury's story revolves around a fireman named Montag, who attempts to engage in intellectual pursuits by reading literature, which is considered illegal in the futuristic, dystopian society. Bradbury's novel is written during the contemporary/postmodern era (1945–present), which emerged from the bleak era of modernism, where authors expressed rather nihilistic views in their writing and portrayed a sense of disillusionment and loss following WWII throughout their work. The...

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I have skimmed through Fahrenheit 451 a few times and I'm almost positive it is post-modernist (5+ Years after the end of WWII = Post modern, Before that would be modern). F. 451 first appeared in print around the 1950s.

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