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Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature

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ISBN-10: 0748638741

ISBN-13: 9780748638741

Edition: 2012

Authors: Adam Piette, Mark Rawlinson

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Book details

List price: $165.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 3/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Adam Piette is a Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Remembering and the Sound of Words: Mallarm�, Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Imagination at War: British Fiction and Poetry, 1939-1945. His latest book, The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2009.

Illustrations
Illustrations acknowledgements
Introduction: The Wars of the Twentieth Century
Wars and their Literatures
Occasioning Peace: Three Poems of the Anglo-Boer War
'The essentially modern attitude toward war': English Poetry of the Great War
Debatable Ground: Freedom and Constraint in British First World War Prose Fiction
One of Ours in Context: The American World War I Novel
The 'moaning of the world� 'and the 'words that bring me peace': Modernism and the First World War
The Great War and the Moving Image: Cinema and Memory
Irish Writing of Insurrection and Civil War, 1916-39
The Poetry of the Spanish Civil War
'Lucid Song': The Poetry of the Second World War
American Poets of World War II
Writing after Nuremberg: The Judicial Imagination in the Age-of the Trauma Trial
The Second World War in American Fiction
The Second World War in British Drama since 1968
Holocaust Testimony: Understanding and Criticism
Holocaust Film
O, Do Not Dream of Peace: American Poetry of the Korean War
The Fictions of Nuclear War, from Hiroshima to Vietnam
Cold War Films
Britain's Small Wars: Domesticating 'Emergency'
The Disappeared and the Damned: Duplicity, Complicity and Reality in the Literature of the Pax Americana
Vietnam Fictions
'Will there be peace again?': American and Vietnamese Poetry on the Vietnam/American War
Poetry and the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'
The Literature of the Falklands/Malvinas War
'An Uneven Killing Field': British Literature and the Former Yugoslavia
Sacrifice and the Sublime since 11 September 2001
Bodies, Behaviour, Cultures
Introduction: Bodies, Behaviour, Cultures
War Memorials
Unsettled Memory: A Meditation on Contested Ground
War, Policing and Surveillance: Pat Barker and the Secret State
American Psychiatry, World War II and the Korean War
Pacifists and Conscientious Objectors
The Representation of Refugees in Arthur Koestler's Arrival and Departure and Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore
'These rooms / run into each other like tunnels / leading to the underworld': Race in War Literature
A Spy Under Every Bed: Espionage and Popular Literature from the First World War
Reflections on the Enemy: From Evil Nazis to Good Germans
Technology
Introduction: Technology
Camouflage and the Re-enchantment of Warfare
Warplane
Monsarrat's Corvettes and the Battle of the Atlantic
Submarine Novels 'After History'
'An ecstasy of fumbling': Gas Warfare, 1914-18 and the Uses of Affect
Paul Virilio as Twentieth-Century Military Strategist: War, Cinema and the Logistics of Perception
Word Electric, So Finite: Radio, Poetry and the S�ance in World War I
Spaces
Introduction: Spaces
The Trenches
Literature of the Camps in the Second World War
'That fighting was a long way off: Desert and Jungle War Poems
Cityscape: The Bombed City in the Second World War
The Eight-week College of the Age of Extremes: The Barracks and the Training Ground
Genres
Introduction: Genres
Contemporary War Drama: Caryl Churchill
Nuclear War in Science Fiction
The Children's War
The Troubles with the Thriller: Northern Ireland, Political Violence and the Peace Process
Fantasies of Complicity in the Second World War
Visualising the Transformations of War: War and Art in the Twentieth Century
Twentieth-Century Spy Fiction
'Play Up and Play the Game!': The Narrative of War Games
War Correspondence
Thinking War
Notes on contributors
Index