Womens writing of the First World War: an anthology

Womens writing of the First World War: an anthology

by Angela Smith
     
 

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A fully-rounded anthology of women's writing from World War One containing the known and unknown biographers and fiction writers of the period. Explores the impact of the war on ideology, gender, genre and society and is a perfect complimentary text to Trudi Tate's Women Men and the Great War. Aims to re-read the First World War as a female experience by drawing

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A fully-rounded anthology of women's writing from World War One containing the known and unknown biographers and fiction writers of the period. Explores the impact of the war on ideology, gender, genre and society and is a perfect complimentary text to Trudi Tate's Women Men and the Great War. Aims to re-read the First World War as a female experience by drawing on the public and private sources of a wide range of different women. Uses diaries, letters, articles and essays many of which have not been published. Invaluable source document for scholars in many disciplines.

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These excerpts from the diaries, letters, memoirs, and fiction of 54 women seek to "reclaim the Great War as an arena of female experience." Voices both famous (e.g., Jane Addams, Virginia Woolf) and more private address the themes of the outbreak of war; attitudes (toward patriotism, pacifism, conscription, love, separation and sexuality); experiences from the front and home; and the armistice and its aftermath. Includes several photos of women war workers. The only clue to the author's affiliation is her acknowledgment of British libraries. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719050732
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Angela Smith is a Lecturer in English at the University of Plymouth

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