The Artistry of Political Literature: Essays on War, Commitment and Criticism

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773491144
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 408

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The French Revolution and the English Popular Novel 11
2 'Distorting Mirror?' - Images of Prussia-Germany in English Prose, 1890-1914 21
3 Fiction of the First World War and the Problems of Criticism 45
4 No Man's Land in Between: Im Westen nichts Neues and Her Privates We 53
5 The Structure of Frederic Manning's Her Privates We 77
6 In the Midst of Beastliness: Concepts and Ideals in Manning's Her Privates We 91
7 Basic Attitude and Enemy Images in the Representation of the First World War by Remarque, Hemingway, and Celine 105
8 Projections of Everyman in Franconi, Williamson, and Wiechert: The Popular Hero, the Lowest Common Denominator, and The Wounded Heart 121
9 The Front Line and the Hinterland in French First World War Prose 155
10 Object Symbols, Structure and Meaning in Mr. Britling Sees It Through 175
11 Novels of the First World War and German Literary Criticism, 1933-1938 191
12 A War of Certainties: 1939-1945 in British Fiction 209
13 Between Morike and Brecht: Aspects of Committed Poetry 225
14 Comrades? - The Enemy as Individual in First World War Poetry 241
15 Transcendent Visions of Renewal in First World War Literature 253
16 Tambimuttu's Poetry in Wartime 265
17 The Historical Poem: General Approaches and a Sample Analysis: Aragon, "Les lilas et les roses" 283
18 Jon Silkin's "The Coldness" 293
19 The Role of Literature in Humanising the World 303
Notes 319
Index 379
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