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War no more : the antiwar impulse in American literature, 1861-1914

Author: Cynthia Wachtell
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until now, scholars have portrayed America's antiwar literature as an outgrowth of World War I, manifested in the works of writers such as Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. But in War No More, Cynthia Wachtell corrects the record by tracing the steady and inexorable rise of antiwar writing in American literature from the Civil War to the eve of World War I.-publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Wachtell
ISBN: 9780807135624 0807135623
OCLC Number: 429227187
Description: xi, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: Writing the Civil War. Writing a battle: three versions of Chickamauga ; The Civil War in popular poetry: "God and right" ; Sir Walter Scott's legacy and the romance of the Civil War ; Herman Melville: "Battle shall no more be" ; John William De Forest: "The whole truth about war and battle" ; Walt Whitman: "That Hell unpent" ; The Civil War rewritten in the postwar decades --
Part 2: The changing ways of fighting and writing war. The rapid modernization of weaponry and warfare ; Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Monitor, and the morality of war ; War as experienced and imagined by Mark Twain ; The war novels of Stephen Crane, Joseph Kirkland, and Frank Stockton ; American writers at war: Cuba and the Philippines ; The pacifist ideology of William James and George Kirkpatrick.
Responsibility: Cynthia Wachtell.

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Until now, scholars have portrayed America's antiwar literature as an outgrowth of World War I, manifested in the works of writers such as Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. But in War No More, Cynthia Wachtell corrects the record by tracing the steady and inexorable rise of antiwar writing in American literature from the Civil War to the eve of World War I.-publisher description.

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