Modernism, History and the First World War

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Humanities-Ebooks, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 204 pages
Drawing upon medical journals, newspapers, propaganda, military histories, and other writings of the day, Modernism, History and the First World War reads such writers as Woolf, HD, Ford, Faulkner, Kipling, and Lawrence alongside fiction and memoirs of soldiers and nurses who served in the war. This ground breaking blend of cultural history and close readings shows how modernism after 1914 emerges as a strange but important form of war writing, and was profoundly engaged with its own troubled history.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
8
Introduction
10
I Witness to war
18
I War neurotics
19
2 Propaganda Lies
51
II Corporeal fantasies
74
3 Vile bodies
75
4 Visible differences
109
III War and politics
132
5 The tank and the manufacture of consent
133
6 Mrs Dalloway and the Armenian Question
160
Select bibliography
183
From HumanitiesEbooks
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Trudi Tate is a Fellow of Clare Hall and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of English, Cambridge, where she teaches Victorian, modernist, and contemporary literature. Her books include Women, Men and the Great War (ed. 1995), Women’s Fiction and the Great War (1997; ed. with Suzanne Raitt), Literature, Science, Psychoanalysis: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer (2003; ed. with Helen Small); The Listening Watch: Memories of Viet Nam (2013); and A Short History of the Crimean War (2014).

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