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The artistry of political literature : essays on war, commitment, and criticism

Author: Holger Klein
Publisher: Lewiston [N.Y.] : Mellen Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These 19 essays take a comparative approach, dealing with committed texts as literary works of art. Spanning three decades, they also contain theoretical reflections on the conditions of committed  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holger Klein
ISBN: 0773491147 9780773491144
OCLC Number: 29638442
Description: viii, 399 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The French Revolution and the English Popular Novel --
2. 'Distorting Mirror?' --
Images of Prussia-Germany in English Prose, 1890-1914 --
3. Fiction of the First World War and the Problems of Criticism --
4. No Man's Land in Between: Im Westen nichts Neues and Her Privates We --
5. The Structure of Frederic Manning's Her Privates We --
6. In the Midst of Beastliness: Concepts and Ideals in Manning's Her Privates We --
7. Basic Attitude and Enemy Images in the Representation of the First World War by Remarque, Hemingway, and Celine --
8. Projections of Everyman in Franconi, Williamson, and Wiechert: The Popular Hero, the Lowest Common Denominator, and The Wounded Heart --
9. The Front Line and the Hinterland in French First World War Prose --
10. Object Symbols, Structure and Meaning in Mr. Britling Sees It Through --
11. Novels of the First World War and German Literary Criticism, 1933-1938 --
12. A War of Certainties: 1939-1945 in British Fiction. 13. Between Morike and Brecht: Aspects of Committed Poetry --
14. Comrades? --
The Enemy as Individual in First World War Poetry --
15. Transcendent Visions of Renewal in First World War Literature --
16. Tambimuttu's Poetry in Wartime --
17. The Historical Poem: General Approaches and a Sample Analysis: Aragon, "Les lilas et les roses" --
18. Jon Silkin's "The Coldness" --
19. The Role of Literature in Humanising the World.
Responsibility: Holger Klein.

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