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Title Publishing in the First World War : essays in book history / edited by Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Contents Introduction / Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed -- pt. 1. Profit and patriotism. For country, conscience and commerce: publishers and publishing, 1914-18 / Jane Potter -- 'No such bookselling has ever before taken place in this country': propaganda and the wartime distribution practices of W.H. Smith & Son / Stephen Colclough -- Translating peace: pacifist publishing and the transmission of foreign texts / Grace Brockington -- pt. II. Reading and national consciousness. Sepoys, sahibs and the babus: India, the Great War and two colonial journals / Santanu Das -- The battle of the books: supplying prisoners of war / Rainer Pöppinghege -- Australian soldiers and the world of print during the Great War / Amanda Laugesen -- pt. III. Writing the trenches. The tuition of manhood: 'Sapper's' war stories and the literature of war / Jessic Meyer -- British Army trench journals and a geography of identity / John Pegum -- 'A new and vital moral factor': cartoon book publishing in Britain during the First World War / Nicholas Hiley -- pt. IV. Enlisted at home. Translating propaganda: John Buchan's writing during the First World War / Kate Macdonald -- Making a text the Fordian way: Between St. Dennis and St. George, propaganda and the First World War / Sara Haslam -- Depicting the war on the Western Front: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the publication of The British campaign in France and Flanders / Keith Grieves
Summary The twelve essays in this book, written by emergent young scholars as well as established names in the field, explore in depth for the first time the publishing and reading practices which were formed and changed by the First World War. Ranging from an exploration of British and Australian trench journals and the reading practices of Indian soldiers to the impact of war on the literary figures of the home front in Britain, these essays provide crucial new historical information about the production, circulation and reception of reading matter during a period of international crisis. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, these essays will be rewarding reading for anyone interested in the literature and history of this period. Not only will they make a significant contribution to the specialist fields of literary studies and book history, they will also add new insights to our general understanding of propaganda, of nationalism, and of daily life in a world at war
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Publishers and publishing -- History -- 20th century.
Soldiers' writings -- Publishing -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Propaganda.
Form Electronic book
Author Hammond, Mary, 1960-
Towheed, Shafquat, 1973-
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ISBN 023021083X