Swinging London – musica e TV

The novel  Absolute Beginners (1958) by Colin MacInnes is about the Swinging London of new fashion and music.

The book is written in the first person perspective of a teenage photographer, who lives in the vibrant (vibrante) part of West London he calls Napoli as it is inhabited (abitata) by Caribbean immigrants, and English people who live  on the margins of society.

The novel portrays (ritrae) the newly-formed (cultura di recente formazione) youth culture,  its clothes and music, when groups like  The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who invaded every country so to be called (tanto da essere chiamata) the British  invasion.

The TV series that most represents this period is The Avengers  (Agente Speciale, poi tradotto in Gli Infallibili) , a spy fiction with element of fantasy , science fiction and British humour which ran (venne trasmessa) from 1961 to 1969.