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Reconstructing the body : classicism, modernism, and the First World War

Author: Ana Carden-Coyne
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Carden-Coyne investigates the cultural response to the horrors of the First World War in America, Britain, and Australia. Wartime had ruined bodies and disfigured a generation, but post-war ideals of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Carden-Coyne
ISBN: 9780199546466 0199546460
OCLC Number: 750850778
Description: (VI), VII, 344 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Reconstructing Civilization in Postwar Culture ; 2. Culture Shock: Trauma, Pleasure, and Visual Memory ; 3. Monumental Classicism: Healing the Western Body ; 4. The Sexual Reconstruction of Men ; 5. The 'Golden Age of Woman' ; 6. Performing the New Civilization ; Conclusion: Healing and Forgetting ; Bibliography
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