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Sacrifice and modern war literature.

Author: Alex Houen
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Houen
ISBN: 9780198806516 0198806515
OCLC Number: 1021399859
Contents: Introduction1: Philip Shaw: Wordsworth, Waterloo, and Sacrifice2: Jan-Melissa Schramm: 'I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy': The Crimean War and the 'Inspiration' of (Self-) Sacrifice in mid-Victorian Fiction3: Christopher Herbert: The Indian Mutiny and the Blood of Sacrifice4: Randall Fuller: The Poetics of American Civil War Sacrifice5: Steve Attridge: Character, Sacrifice, and Scapegoats: Boer War Fiction6: Vincent Sherry: Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War7: Tim Kendall: 'Freely Proffered'?: The Deaths of Rupert Brooke and Julian Grenfell8: Matthew Campbell: 'A bit of shrapnel': The Sigerson Shorters, the Hardys, Yeats and the Easter Rising9: Ian Patterson: The Penny's Mighty Sacrifice: The Spanish Civil War and Left Poetics10: Mark Rawlinson: The Motif of Sacrifice in the Literature and Culture of the Second World War11: Helen Goethals: 'It is the poems you have lost': Poetry and Sacrifice during the Second World War12: Adam Piette: Sacrifice and the Inner Organs of the Cold War Citizen13: Philip Beidler: The Vietnam War, American Remembering, and the Measure of Sacrifice, Fifty Years Later14: David Wheatley: 'Atrocities Against His Sacred Poet': The Orpheus Myth and the Poetry of the Northern Irish Troubles15: Alex Houen: Reckoning Sacrifice in 'War on Terror' Literature


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