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Anti-War?: Notes on a Ghostly Concept

Giorgio Mariani

in Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the ghostly nature of anti-war literature. Even though anti-war literature remains until now largely untheorized, the label continues to be employed and to complicate most ... More


Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Giorgio Mariani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The notion that war plays a fundamental role in the United States' idea of itself obscures the rich—and by no means naïve—seam of anti-war thinking that winds through American culture. This book ... More


Beyond the Semantic Netherworld: Literature and the Iraq War

Giorgio Mariani

in Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Maxine Hong Kingston's The Fifth Book of Peace, a meditation on the difficulty of matching anti-war literature with some much-needed imagining of what peace might look like when ... More


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