Modernism, History and the First World War

Modernism, History and the First World War

by Trudi Tate
     
 

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How did modernist writers bear witness to the trauma of war? Drawing upon documents of the day, this study cites examples from well-known writers alongside fiction and memoirs of soldiers and nurses who served in the war--revealing that, after 1914, modernism became a form of war writing.

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How did modernist writers bear witness to the trauma of war? Drawing upon documents of the day, this study cites examples from well-known writers alongside fiction and memoirs of soldiers and nurses who served in the war--revealing that, after 1914, modernism became a form of war writing.

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Studies the relationships between modernist fiction, the First World War, and cultural history. Sets readings of modernist writers such as Woolf, HD, Ford, Faulkner, Kipling, and Lawrence alongside those of medical journals, newspapers, propaganda, military histories, and other writings of the day. Tate (English, U. of Southampton) argues that the critical distinction between "modernism" and "war writing" begins to dissolve through such comparison. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847602404
Publisher:
Humanities-Ebooks
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
837,946
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Trudi Tate is Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall in Cambridge.

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