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Title Writings of persuasion and dissonance in the Great War : that better whiles may follow worse / edited by David Owen, Cristina Pividori.

Publication Info. Leiden : Brill, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 261 pages).
Series DQR studies in literature, 0921-2507 ; volume 61
DQR studies in literature ; 61. 0921-2507
Summary "Through chapters dedicated to specific writers and texts, Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War is a collection of essays examining literary responses to the Great War, particularly the confrontation of two distinct languages. One of these reflects nineteenth-century ideals of war as a noble sacrifice; the other portrays the hopeless, brutal reality of the trenches. The ultimate aim of this volume is to convey and reinforce the notion that no explicit literary language can ever be regarded as the definitive language of the Great War, nor can it ever hope to represent this conflict in its entirety. The collection also uncovers how memory constantly develops, triggering distinct and even contradictory responses from those involved in the complex process of remembering. Contributors: Donna Coates, Brian Dillon, Monique Dumontet, Dorothea Flothow, Elizabeth Galway, Laurie Kaplan, Sara Martín Alegre, Silvia Mergenthal, Andrew Monnickendam, David Owen, Andrew Palmer, Bill Phillips, Cristina Pividori, Esther Pujolrás-Noguer, Richard Smith"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Reasserting tradition : the solace of the familiar -- Rudyard Kipling's war, Freemasonry and misogyny / Bill Phillips -- Conscripting gentle Jane : getting the Austen treatment in the Great War / David Owen -- Part 2. Quiet desperation : returning home to another war -- No peace in silence : the return of the traumatised Great War soldier in Francis Itani's Tell / Donna Coates -- When the war was over : the return of the war nurse / Laurie Kaplan -- Part 3. The Great War in words : telling the untellable -- The trope of war in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset song / Andrew Monnickendam -- Vivid immediacy and minimal reflection in Patrick MacGill's First World War trilogy / Brian Dillon -- Impressions from the front : the crisis of the witness in Ford Madox Ford's Parade's end / Cristina Pividori -- Part 4. Between happy warrior and bitter pacifist -- To a reader 100 years hence : continuity in Canadian Great War narratives / Monique Dumontet -- "Friend with the musing eye" : persuasion and dissonance in "Call to arms" poems of the First World War / Andrew Palmer -- Part 5. The subaltern speaks -- The scramble for home : the First World War in the East African imagination / Esther Pujolras-Noguer -- Post-war redemption in the Jamaican literary imagination / Richard Smith -- Part 6. The soldier and the other -- Non-combatants and others : H.G. Wells' Mr. Britling sees it through / Silvia Mergenthal -- The loving soldier : vindicating men's friendship in Ernest Raymond's Tell England : a study in a generation (1922) and Wilfrid Ewart's The way of revelation (1921) / Sara Martin -- Part 7. The children's war -- Coming to terms with the war : war, propaganda and the German enemy in British children's novels, 1900 to 1916 / Dorothea Flothow -- What shall we tell the children? : narratives of war in First World War children's literature / Elizabeth A. Galway.
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Subject World War (1914-1918)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war.
War in literature.
Idealism in literature.
Cruelty in literature.
Memory in literature.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Commonwealth literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Owen, David, 1962 August 27-
Pividori, Cristina.
Other Form: Print version: Writings of persuasion and dissonance in the Great War. Leiden : Brill, 2016 9789004314917 (DLC) 2016000622
ISBN 900431492X (E-book)
9789004314924 (electronic bk.)
9789004314917 (hardback ; acid-free paper)