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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
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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  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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