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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War

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Vincent Sherry, Paul Edwards, David Trotter, Edna Longley, Claire Buck, Marjorie Perloff, Stanley Corngold, John T. Matthews, Catharine Savage Brosman, Sharon Ouditt, James Campbell, Laura Marcus
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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521821452

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  • The Great War of 1914-1918 marked 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 literatures produced by World War I. It examines the war's impact on various national literatures before addressing the way the War affected Modernism, the European avant-garde, film, women's writing, memoirs, and, of course, the war poets. The volume concludes by addressing the legacy of the war for twentieth-century literature.

    • A comprehensive guide to First World War literature and its representation in literature, art and film
    • Concentrates on British material but includes essays on French, German and American texts
    • Includes a chronology and guide to further reading
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This outstanding volume is a welcome corrective to tired truisms surrounding Great War history,culture, and literature.... [Sherry and his collaborators] demonstrate new ways of reading and teaching literary representations of the Great War."
    -Yearbook of English Studies, Geneviève Brassard, University of Portland

    "Readers should not mistake Vincent Sherry's addition to the Cambridge Companion series as a mere reference work or crib for undergraduates. It is, in fact, a collection of very fine essays--some surveys, other original, thesis-driven arguments--from a distinguished group of contributors...We are fortunate to have this fine new guide to its literary and cultural legacy." English Studies in Canada Patricia Rae, Queen's University

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521821452
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Vincent Sherry
    Part I. The Great War in British Literary Culture:
    1. British war memoirs Paul Edwards
    2. The British novel and the war David Trotter
    3. The Great War, history, and the English lyric Edna Longley
    4. British women's writing of the Great War Claire Buck
    5. The Great War and literary modernism in England Vincent Sherry
    Part II. The World War: Pan-European Views, Trans-Atlantic Prospects:
    6. The Great War and the European avant-garde Marjorie Perloff
    7. French writing of the Great War Catharine Savage Brosman
    8. The Great War and modern German memory Stanley Corngold
    9. American writing of the Great War John T. Matthews
    Part III. Postwar Engagements:
    10. Myths, memories, and monuments: re-imagining the Great War Sharon Ouditt
    11. Interpreting the war James Campbell
    12. The Great War in twentieth-century cinema Laura Marcus.

  • Editor

    Vincent Sherry, Washington University, St Louis
    Vincent Sherry is Pierce Butler Professor of English at Tulane University, and author of The Great War and the Language of Modernism.

    Contributors

    Vincent Sherry, Paul Edwards, David Trotter, Edna Longley, Claire Buck, Marjorie Perloff, Stanley Corngold, John T. Matthews, Catharine Savage Brosman, Sharon Ouditt, James Campbell, Laura Marcus

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