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Sacrifice and modern war literature : from the battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Author: Alex Houen; Jan-Melissa Schramm
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how writers from the early nineteenth century to the present have addressed the intimacy of sacrifice and war. Each chapter presents fresh insights into the literature of a particular conflict. The range of literature examined complements the rich array of topics related to wartime sacrifice that the contributors discuss.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
(OCoLC)1013584981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Houen; Jan-Melissa Schramm
ISBN: 9780192529107 0192529102 9780191844126 0191844128
OCLC Number: 1040694591
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Contents: Introduction: sacrifice and modern war literature / Alex Howen and Jan-Melissa Schramm --
Wordsworth, Waterloo, and sacrifice / Philip Shaw --
The Crimean War and (self- ) sacrifice in mid-Victorian fiction / Jan-Melissa Schramm --
The Indian Mutiny and the Blood of Sacrifice / Christopher Herbert --
The poetics of American Civil War sacrifice / Randall Fuller --
Character, sacrifice, and scapegoats: Boer War fiction / Steve Attridge --
Bare death: The failing sacrifice of the Great War / Vincent Sherry --
'Freely proffered'?: the deaths of Rupert Brooke and Julian Grenfell / Tim Kendall --
'A bit of shrapnel': The Sigerson Shorters, the Hardys, Yeats and the Easter Rising / Matthew Campbell --
The Penny's mighty sacrifice: The Spanish Civil War and left poetics / Ian Patterson --
The motif of sacrifice in the literature and culture of the Second World War / Mark Rawlinson --
'It is the poems you have lost': poetry and sacrifice during the Second World War / Helen Goethals --
Sacrifice and the inner organs of the Cold War citizen / Adam Piette --
The Vietnam War, American remembering, and the measure of sacrifice, fifty Years On / Philip Beidler --
'Atrocities against his sacred poet': The Orpheus myth and the poetry of the Northern Irish troubles / David Wheatley --
Reckoning sacrifice in 'War on Terror' literature / Alex Houen --
Afterward / Alex Houen and Jan-Melissa Schramm.
Responsibility: edited by Alex Houen and Jan-Melissa Schramm.

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