The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War

by Vincent Sherry
     
 

The Great War of 1914-1918 marks a turning point in modern history and culture. This Companion offers critical overviews of the major literary genres and social contexts that define the study of the writings produced by the First World War. It examines the impact of the war on various national literatures, and on modernism, the European avant-garde, film, women's… See more details below

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The Great War of 1914-1918 marks a turning point in modern history and culture. This Companion offers critical overviews of the major literary genres and social contexts that define the study of the writings produced by the First World War. It examines the impact of the war on various national literatures, and on modernism, the European avant-garde, film, women's writing, and notably on the memoirs, novels, and poetry of Britain. The volume features a chronology and guide to further reading, and concludes by addressing the legacy of the war for subsequent literary and popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521528979
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1British war memoirs15
2The British novel and the war34
3The Great War, history, and the English lyric57
4British women's writing of the Great War85
5The Great War and literary modernism in England113
6The Great War and the European avant-garde141
7French writing of the Great War166
8The Great War and modern German memory191
9American writing of the Great War217
10Myths, memories, and monuments : reimagining the Great War245
11Interpreting the war261
12The Great War in twentieth-century cinema280

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