Women's Writing on the First World War

Women's Writing on the First World War

by Agnes Cardinal, Dorothy Goldman, Judith Hattaway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198122802

ISBN-13: 9780198122807

Pub. Date: 02/10/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is the War's impact upon women writers, whose experience was often very different from that of their male counterparts. This anthology brings together women's writing from across the world,

Overview

The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is the War's impact upon women writers, whose experience was often very different from that of their male counterparts. This anthology brings together women's writing from across the world, covering every genre of writing about the War from the period 1914 to 1930. Letters, diary entries, reportage, and essays, as well as polemical texts in favour of, or in opposition to, the hostilities, offer an interesting counterpoint to the novels and short stories through which women sought to encompass the extremes of wartime life as they saw it. This anthology demonstrates how the Great War acted as a catalyst for women writers, enabling them to find a public voice and to assert their own attitude to social and moral issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198122807
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/10/2000
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1140L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part I.The War Begins9
1.Three Ways Home11
2.Fraulein Schwartz13
3.War32
4.Spies!38
5.Katrin Becomes a Soldier40
6.In Germany45
7.Christmas 191448
8.Letter to William Butler Yeats60
Part II.The War Observed63
9.La Pharmacienne65
10.The Cordite Makers91
11.A Woman in the Midst of the War95
12.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium102
13.A Frenchwoman's Notes on the War107
14.Senlis109
15.Travels in Wartime112
16.In Berlin113
17.A Night in a German Munitions Factory114
18.On the Edge of the War Zone116
Part III.The War Comes Home121
19.Letters and Diary Entries123
20.The Folk-Lore of the War125
21.Letters127
22.War Economy130
23.Simple Health Talks134
24.6676141
25.Housekeeping in War Time147
26.A Pattern of Propriety154
27.A Little Nest Egg157
28.Women and Wives160
29.The Godmother165
30.It Was the Will of God171
31.They Are the Same174
32.The War Got Him176
33.A Belgian Civilian177
34.Roland Leighton181
Part IV.Towards the Front183
35.An English Camp185
36.The War187
37.Letter VII190
38.The 'Fannys'192
39.Not So Quiet...198
40.Morphine202
41.To the Front with Botchkareva204
42.My Home in the Field of Mercy210
43.Memoirs213
44.Count Emil220
Part V.Writing the War225
45.Inside the Glass Doors227
46.The Strange-Looking Man231
47.The Ballet of the Nations234
48.The Hand of Wax244
49.Speeding Up, 1917250
50.The Moving-Picture Show252
51.Back of the Front253
52.An Indiscreet Journey255
53.Asphodel268
54.The Beach279
55.Speed the Plough283
56.'Missing'290
57.World Without End300
58.Political Porcelain305
59.Writing a War Story309
60.Women in Battle320
61.Diary 1921323
Part VIRetrospect325
62.War Diary327
63.Memoirs329
64.The Child of the Enemy331
65.Ivor Gurney332
66.Surprise Visit334
67.Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself342
68.The Shooting Party357
69.My Mother Won the War364
Bibliography369
Index373

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