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Writing disenchantment : British First World War prose, 1914-30

Writing disenchantment : British First World War prose, 1914-30

Author: Andrew Frayn; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
It has become axiomatic that First World War literature was disenchanted, or disillusioned, and returning combatants were unable to process or communicate that experience. In Writing disenchantment, Andrew Frayn argues that this was not just about the war: non-combatants were just as disenchanted as those who fought, and writers such as D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf produced some of the sharpest criticisms. Its
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Frayn, Andrew.
Writing disenchantment : British First World War prose, 1914-30,
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2014,
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Frayn; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526103178 1526103176 9781781707333 1781707332
OCLC Number: 1164779858
Language Note: In English.
Notes: MUP 2020 titles.
Available through ManchesterHive.
Target Audience: Scholars and students of English literature, social and cultural history, and gender studies.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
1. Patriotism, propaganda and pacifism, 1914-1918 --
2. From hope to Disenchantment, 1919-1922 --
3. Modernism, conflict and the home front, 1922-1927 --
4. Sagas and series, 1924-1928 --
5. Popular disenchantment: the War Books Boom, 1928-1930 --
Conclusion --
Select bibliography --
Responsibility: Andrew Frayn.


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