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The Cambridge Companion to War Writing

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Kate McLoughlin, Hew Strachan, Sarah Cole, Adam Piette, David Jasper, L. V. Pitcher, Corinne Saunders, Philip West, Gillian Russell, Edward Larkin, John R. Reed, Will Kaufman, Trudi Tate, Patrick Quinn, Valentine Cunningham, Mark Rawlinson, Walter Hölbling, Jeffrey Walsh, David Pascoe
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  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521720045

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  • War writing is an ancient genre that continues to be of vital importance. Times of crisis push literature to its limits, requiring writers to exploit their expressive resources to the maximum in response to extreme events. This Companion focuses on British and American war writing, from Beowulf and Shakespeare to bloggers on the 'War on Terror'. Thirteen period-based chapters are complemented by five thematic chapters and two chapters charting influences. This uniquely wide range facilitates both local and comparative study. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and includes suggestions for further reading. A chronology illustrates how key texts relate to major conflicts. The Companion also explores the latest theoretical thinking on war representation to give access to this developing area and to suggest new directions for research. In addition to students of literature, the volume will interest those working in war studies, history, and cultural studies.

    • Covers British and American war writing, in poetry, fiction, drama and journalism
    • Unique chronological range, allowing students to get to grips with historical contexts
    • Chronology and suggestions for further reading are included
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    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521720045
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    Introduction Kate McLoughlin
    Part I. Themes:
    1. The idea of war Hew Strachan
    2. War and words Kate McLoughlin
    3. People in war Sarah Cole
    4. War zones Adam Piette
    5. War in print journalism Kate McLoughlin
    Part II. Influences:
    6. The Bible David Jasper
    7. Classical war literature L. V. Pitcher
    Part III. Poetics:
    8. Medieval warfare Corinne Saunders
    9. Early modern war writing and the British Civil Wars Philip West
    10. The eighteenth century and the Romantics on war Gillian Russell
    11. American Revolutionary War writing Edward Larkin
    12. The Victorians and war John R. Reed
    13. The American Civil War Will Kaufman
    14. The First World War: British writing Trudi Tate
    15. The First World War: American writing Patrick Quinn
    16. The Spanish Civil War Valentine Cunningham
    17. The Second World War: British writing Mark Rawlinson
    18. The Second World War: American writing Walter Hölbling
    19. American writing of the wars in Korea and Vietnam Jeffrey Walsh
    20. The Cold War and the 'War on Terror' David Pascoe
    Index.

  • Editor

    Kate McLoughlin, University of Glasgow
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    Contributors

    Kate McLoughlin, Hew Strachan, Sarah Cole, Adam Piette, David Jasper, L. V. Pitcher, Corinne Saunders, Philip West, Gillian Russell, Edward Larkin, John R. Reed, Will Kaufman, Trudi Tate, Patrick Quinn, Valentine Cunningham, Mark Rawlinson, Walter Hölbling, Jeffrey Walsh, David Pascoe

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