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Author Booth, Allyson.

Title Postcards from the trenches : negotiating the space between modernism and the First World War / Allyson Booth
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (x, 186 pages) : illustrations
Summary This study offers a complex portrait of the relationship between British First World War culture and modernist writings. It shows that unlike civilians, modernist writers and combatants shared a concern with the divide between language and experience. Connections are drawn between the sensibility of the modernist writer and the soldier, particularly regarding efforts to describe dying and the dead. The analysis extends to memorials, posters and architecture of the Great War, though the emphasis is on literary works by Robert Graves, E.M. Forster, Vera Brittain and others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
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Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
War poetry, English -- History and criticism.
War stories, English -- History and criticism.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Literature and the war.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95047921
ISBN 1280528540
1429406771 (electronic bk.)
9781429406772 (electronic bk.)