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Remembering the War

David Midgley

in Writing Weimar: Critical Realism in German Literature, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151791
eISBN:
9780191672835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the wave of war novels at the end of the 1920s. The narrative accounts of the First World War testify to the ideological contest that took place in the 1920s over the way the ... More


The Burden of Memory in Vietnam Literature

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The vast literature of the Vietnam War reflects the many conflicting and unresolved emotions of the era. Memories of the brutality of combat and the furious disagreements at home over the wisdom of ... More


Ghosts (Jean Echenoz)

Lucas Hollister

in Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In this chapter, I examine how Jean Echenoz transforms and repurposes popular genres—specifically crime fiction and the war novel--in subtly political manners. Through readings of Echenoz’s ... More


History Writing and Canon-making: the Place of Women in Narratives of the Iran–Iraq War

Hawraa Al-Hassan

in Women, Writing and the Iraqi Ba'thist State: Contending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration, 1968-2003

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441759
eISBN:
9781474491341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441759.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores why women were by and large excluded as producers of cultural products during the Iran Iraq war, despite the state’s ‘progressive’ discourses and the immense and unprecedented ... More


The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Eleni Coundouriotis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study examines the war novel in Africa as a case study of the genre, delineating the genre’s features across literary traditions. By examining the war novel in depth, it also complicates our ... More


Axis/Axes to Grind: Political Slants in American World War II Novels, 1945-1975

Milton A. Cohen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781949979749
eISBN:
9781800852501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979749.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Axis / Axes to Grind studies various types of political themes in American World War II novels of three decades. “Political,” which is essentially about power and control, includes interpreting the ... More


Looking Back to Look Ahead: Two Novels of the Late 1960s and Early 1970s

Milton A. Cohen

in Axis/Axes to Grind: Political Slants in American World War II Novels, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781949979749
eISBN:
9781800852501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979749.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Just as the novels of Chapter 3 reflect the 1950s theme of conformity and rebellion, two novels of the late Sixties and early Seventies—Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Thomas Pynchon’s ... More


Foreign Affairs: Women, War, and the Pacific

Katherine Kinney

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the place of women in war. It begins with a discussion of the sharp isolation between domestic U.S. history and “foreign affairs”, which is a key tenet of the exceptionalist ... More


Introduction:: Naturalism, Humanitarianism, and the Fiction of War

Eleni Coundouriotis

in The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introduction sketches a theory of how war novels formulate a complex response to the realism that lends itself to national allegory by adopting four widely used motifs, which capture the broader ... More


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


Looking Ahead: Two “Big Picture” Views of the War’s Meaning and Postwar America

Milton A. Cohen

in Axis/Axes to Grind: Political Slants in American World War II Novels, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781949979749
eISBN:
9781800852501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979749.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter contrasts two panoramic novels: Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and Irwin Shaw’s The Young Lions. Specifically, Mailer’s pessimistic view of the war’s meaning and the likely ... More


Surviving National Disunion: Civil War Novels of the 1860s

Paul Christian Jones

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on novels of the 1860s that presented differing narratives about spiritual reunion in the years following the Civil War, with particular reference to works written by women. It ... More


Bodies of War Curate the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter considers selected literary works on the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq that throw light on an array of people living in war and navigating its aftermaths. Novels and memoirs curate ... More


Tender Is the Night and the Calculus of Modern War

James H. Meredith

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the ways in which Tender functions as a war novel, as opposed to combat fiction. The novel is contrasted with other World War I fiction, such as Henry Barbusse's Under Fire: The ... More


Critical Suspension

Paul Haacke

in The Vertical Imagination and the Crisis of Transatlantic Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198851448
eISBN:
9780191886034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851448.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This final chapter brings the historical argument to a close by examining forms of immanent critique in post-World War II American novels attempting to grapple with the geopolitics of the so-called ... More


Museums, Memorials, and Novels as Sites of War Knowledge

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Curations of war objects and stories can direct observers to a culturally prescribed view of America’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq; or, contrarily, they can challenge, revise, and destabilize ... More


Elizabeth Bowen’s Spectral Radio

Emily C. Bloom

in The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198749615
eISBN:
9780191813979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749615.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

During the Second World War, Elizabeth Bowen wrote three radio features that resurrect Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, and Fanny Burney on the air as ghostly voices. This chapter defines these ... More


Many Mansions: Faulkner’s Cold War Conflicts

John T. Matthews

in Global Faulkner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732115
eISBN:
9781604733549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732115.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that in the twenty-year span between the publication of The Hamlet (1940) and The Mansion (1959), Faulkner “globalizes Snopesism.” It positions The Mansion as a Cold War novel ... More


Sources: Some Problems and Findings

David Taylor

in Memory, Narrative and the Great War: Rifleman Patrick MacGill and the Construction of Wartime Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318719
eISBN:
9781846318030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318719.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the problems associated with some of the major written sources (letters, diaries, memoirs but also novels and poetry) and oral sources used by historians of the Great War in ... More


Watching History

Deirdre David

in Olivia Manning: A Woman at War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199609185
eISBN:
9780191803598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199609185.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes the time when Olivia Manning began writing ‘The Great Fortune’ in 1956. She conceived this as a novel at first, but eventually it came to be an autobiographical narrative ... More


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