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Understanding the Literature of World War I

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents (The Greenwood Press "Literature in Context" Series)

by James H. Meredith

  • 228 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • American English,
  • USA,
  • American - General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • 20th century,
  • American literature,
  • English literature,
  • Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • History and criticism,
  • Literature and the war,
  • World War, 1914-1918

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9325840M
    ISBN 100313312001
    ISBN 109780313312007

    War in Literature: Selected full-text books and articles. Understanding the Literature of World War II: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents By James H. Meredith Greenwood Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. English literature - English literature - The literature of World War II (–45): The outbreak of war in , as in , brought to an end an era of great intellectual and creative exuberance. Individuals were dispersed; the rationing of paper affected the production of magazines and books; and the poem and the short story, convenient forms for men under arms, became the favoured means.

      Underpinning this new subject is a belief that the value of literature has something to do with the way it helps us understand the world. Works of post-conflict literature can offer insights into. Paul Fussell suggests two reasons why the war produced more silence than poetic expression. The first was the sheer magnitude of violence and the level of cruelty produced by the war. “Faced with events so unprecedented and so inaccessible to normal models of humane understanding, literature spent a lot of time standing silent and aghast.”.

      The 50 Modern War Books Every Man Should Read. years of war-inspired literature, from WWI to Syria The last few weeks have presented an unlikely echo in American military history: the U.S.’s entry into World War I and — precisely a century later — the Trump presidency’s bombing of a Syrian airfield. These novels set during the WWII era are some of the most inspiring, heartbreaking, and powerful reads you will ever encounter and each of them gives us a new perspective on the time. Here are 18 World War 2 books to add to your shelf! 1. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak. This is the ultimate book nerd’s WWII book.


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"Understanding the Literature of World War I joins others in the 'Literature in Context' series to present high school to college level students with a 'casebook' to Cited by: 2.

"Understanding the Literature of World War I joins others in the 'Literature in Context' series to present high school to college level students with a 'casebook' to Manufacturer: Greenwood.

He also writes on such historic figures and topics as Theodore Roosevelt, the American Civil War, and World War II. He is the author of Understanding the Literature of World War II (Greenwood, ).5/5(1). "Understanding the Literature of World War I joins others in the 'Literature in Context' series to present high school to college level students with a 'casebook' to issues, sources and historical documents.

Students may use this to understand both World War II history and the fiction works which resulted in such classics as All Quiet On the Western Front, making it of dual importance to both American history Understanding the Literature of World War I book literature Brand: ABC-CLIO.

The book highlights the horrors of war while examining the fascination of the war in its totality. This is another remarkable account of a German soldier who fought against what he assumed was the oppressor.

As I mentioned earlier, it is always important to understand war, and the nature of war, from the perspectives of good and : Romeo Rosales. Offers a literary analysis of a variety of fictional accounts of World War I, including " A Farwell to Arms" and "All Quiet on the Western Front," and provides excerpts from classical and scholarly resources to help place each work in its historical context.

From Coveralls to Zoot Suits. The authors, Audoin-Rouzeau and Becker present their book “ Understanding the Great War”, in a Franco centric way.

The authors not only focus on the battles and encounters but also the human experience and reaction towards war. In remembrance of the Great War, the massive online book club that is GoodReads has pooled together 20 of the most highly rated novels about the conflict.

See also: 24 Must-Read Books. Along with interviews with literary luminaries that personalize the war and help to make connections between the literature and the actual experiences of those involved, Meredith also provides rare historical documents that enhance the reader's understanding of the military and political strategies of the major forces of the war.

The second book on your list is To Arms (), volume one of Hew Strachan’s book The First World War. This is quite a big book. Yes, 1, pages.

You need pretty strong wrists if you want to read it in bed. The bibliography alone is 50 pages. Understanding the literature of World War I: a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents.

[James H Meredith] -- Offers a literary analysis of a variety of fictional accounts of World War I, including "A Farewell to Arms" and "All Quiet on the Western Front," and provides excerpts from classical and scholarly. ?Understanding the Literature of World War I joins others in the 'Literature in Context' series to present high school to college level students with a 'casebook' to issues, sources and historical documents.

One of the most heavily impacted cultural arenas to be touched by the war was literature. Literature during the Great War often reflects upon and bitingly criticizes the horrors of war, as well as the changes society was undergoing and provides a drastic transition between pre and post war work.

World War I took place between and Although the conflict began in Europe, it ultimately involved countries as far away as the United States and Japan. At the time, the English-speaking world knew it as the “Great War”—the term “World War I” was applied decades later.

While the focus of Meredith's book is WWII, the literature he covers has a larger, timeless tanding the Litertarure of World War II distills the war's complexities into ideas the students can apply to their own WWII connections, and ultimately to the world they are already inheriting."-War, Literature & The ArtsAuthor: James H.

Meredith. Literature in World War I is generally thought to include poems, novels and drama; diaries, letters, and memoirs are often included in this category as well. Although the canon continues to be challenged, the texts most frequently taught in schools and universities are lyrics by Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen; poems by Ivor Gurney, Edward Thomas, Charles Sorley, David Jones and Isaac.

Understanding the Literature of World War I [electronic resource]: a Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents View a Film about Great War Poets Search for Great War Poets and view a program by Films Media Group about Great War poetry. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was essentially the triggering event of the First World War, a conflict which swept away all preconceived notions about the nature of so-called modern warfare.

In the world of art, generally speaking, Modernism was the beginning of the distinction between “high” art and “low” art. Although few Americans made literature out of the First World War, European writers — men who served, women who waited and people who opposed the war. Along with interviews with these literary luminaries that personalize the war and help to make connections between the literature and the actual experiences of those involved, Meredith also provides rare historical documents that enhance the reader's understanding of the military and political strategies of the major forces of the chapter provides a literary analysis of the most relevant literature for students.

The tone of literature shifted after years of grueling WWI combat. While both Brooke’s and McCrae’s works lent patriotic tones to the sacrifices of war early in the conflict, as time wore on.In World War I and Southern Modernism, Davis examines dozens of works of literature by writers, including William Faulkner, Ellen Glasgow, and Claude McKay, that depict the South during the war.

Topics explored in the book include contact between the North and the South, southerners who served in combat, and the developing southern economy.

Wartime is a follow-up to Fussell's much better book on World War I, The Great War and Modern Memory. Its greatest strength, I think, is Fussell's refusal to submit to all the Greatest Generation sentimentality that obscures the reality, which is to say the horror and the Fussell writes in the voice of your favorite cranky old-man professor/5(60).