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Culture in camouflage : war, empire, and modern British literature

Author: Patrick Deer; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
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"This book remaps the history of British war culture by insisting on the centrality and importance of the literature of the Second World War. Offering the first comprehensive account of the emergence of modern war culture, it explores how writers like Ford Madox Ford, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, James Hanley, Rex Warner, Alexander Baron, Keith  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Deer, Patrick, 1966-
Culture in camouflage.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009464514
(OCoLC)277068148
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Deer; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199239887 0199239886 9780191567513 0191567515
OCLC Number: 429508326
Description: 1 online resource (x, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: From the panorama of battle to the labyrinth of total war --
The empire of the air --
Culture in the blackout --
Ghosts inside the 'Island Fortress' --
'Simplify Me When I'm Dead' --
The Boom Ends.
Responsibility: Patrick Deer.
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The British state and war machine struggled to produce a fully modernized and persuasive war culture in two world wars by freely cannibalizing art and literature. Deer explores writers' attempts to  Read more...

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an exciting book, full of good analyses of individual texts David Malcolm, Times Literary Supplement a major contribution to scholarship on the literature and official culture of World War II Paul K. Read more...

 
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