Modernism Reconsidered

Author: Robert Kiely,John Hildebidle

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674580657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 6999

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War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jay Winter,Emmanuel Sivan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794367

Category: Architecture

Page: 260

View: 8832

Collaborative volume examining how wars have been remembered in Europe, America and the Middle East.
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Taking it Like a Man

Suffering, Sexuality, and the War Poets : Brooke, Sassoon, Owen, Graves

Author: Adrian Caesar

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 2682

Explores how British poets Wilfred Owen, Seigfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, and Rupert Brooke brought their inherited ideologies from Christianity, imperialism, and Romanticism to their understanding of the unprecedented slaughter of World War I. Focuses on how ideas about suffering, love, and relations between men were both reinforced and altered by their experiences. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A War of Nerves

Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the Twentieth Century

Author: Ben Shephard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674011199

Category: History

Page: 487

View: 5264

This is a history of military psychiatry in the twentieth century. Both absorbing historical narrative and intellectual detective story, it weaves literary, medical, and military lore to give us a fascinating history of war neuroses and their treatment, from the World Wars through Vietnam and up to the Gulf War.
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Sherston's Progress

Author: Siegfried Sassoon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598948

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4156

The third volume in Siegfried Sassoon’s beloved trilogy, The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston, with a new introduction by celebrated historian Paul Fussell A highly decorated English soldier and an acclaimed poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon won fame for his trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies that wonderfully capture the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of war. Having been deemed mentally ill for his anti-war sentiments and sent for treatment, George Sherston comes under the care of neurologist Dr. W. H. R. Rivers, who allows Sherston to sort through his attitudes toward the fighting (events that have also been semi-fictionalized by Pat Barker for her bestselling and critically acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy). After six months in the hospital, Sherston leaves to rejoin his regiment. He is soon dispatched to Ireland, where he attempts to reclaim some of the idyllic fox-hunting days of his youth, then to Palestine. He finally ends up at the Western Front in France, where he is shot in the head while on a reconnaissance mission and invalided back home. As the capstone of Sassoon's masterful Sherston trilogy, Sherston's Progress—whose evocation of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is not at all accidental—literally brings home the unforgettable journey of George Sherston from aristocratic childhood through war hero and anti-war martyr, all the way to wounded veteran trying to move on from the Great War. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Geschichte der englischen und amerikanischen Literatur: Von der altenglischen Zeit bis zum Barock

Author: Walter Franz Schirmer,Ulrich Broich,Arno Esch

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: 9783484400986

Category: American literature

Page: 1076

View: 7723

Die -Geschichte der amerikanischen Literatur- von Walter F. Schirmer, die zuerst 1937 veroffentlicht wurde und 1954 in einer durch den Einschluss des amerikanischen Schrifttums erweiterten Umarbeitung erschien, liegt hier in einer Neuauflage aus dem Jahr 1983 vor. Diese Neubearbeitung wurde einem Kreis von Schulern und Freunden Schirmers ubertragen, die die verschiedenen Epochen einer durchgreifenden Revision unterzogen und Text und Anmerkungen der vorausgehenden funften Auflage durch Erweiterungen, Kurzungen und Neufassungen aktualisiert haben. Band I behandelt die Literatur der altenglischen Zeit, der mittelenglischen Periode, der Renaissance sowie der Zeit des Barock."
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The inner I

British literary autobiography of the twentieth century

Author: Brian Finney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 2919

Although many works of autobiography exist, few works on autobiography have been written, and no single book has ever before been devoted to English literary autobiographies of the twentieth century. This incisive study of selected autobipgraphical works by British novelists, poets, and playwrights begins with "Versions of Truth," in which Finney set out to demonstrate--using among others the works of W.H. Davies, George Orwell, Joseph Conrad, and Christopher Isherwood--the extent to which autobiographical narrative, like other forms of narrative, makes heavy use of aesthetic criteria even when the writer is most concerned with giving a completely honest version of the facts. The second section, "In Search of Self," reviews the ways modern autobiographers have chosen to portray themselves ased on psychoanalytical insights peculiar to the 20th century. Employing the theories of Freud and Jung, Finney reads the autobiographies of Edmund Gosse, W.B. Yeats, H.G. Wells, Stephen Spender, and others to demonstrate the nature of the insights psychology has to offer readers and writers of 20th-century autobiography.
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Gedächtnisromane

Literatur über den Ersten Weltkrieg als Medium englischer und deutscher Erinnerungskulturen in den 1920er Jahren

Author: Astrid Erll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884766101

Category: American fiction

Page: 396

View: 2051

Literatur ist ein Medium des kollektiven Gedächtnisses, das Erinnerungskulturen maßgeblich mitprägt. Diese literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Studie zeigt durch eine Verknüpfung von Gedächtnistheorien, Kultursemiotik, Erzähltheorie und Funktionsgeschichte, daß und wie Literatur und Kollektivgedächtnis auf mehreren Ebenen zusammenwirken. Dabei werden erstmals die Grundzüge einer 'erinnerungstheoretischen Narratologie' entworfen. Am Beispiel von englischen und deutschen Erinnerungskulturen der 1920er Jahre wird das Phänomen der 'Gedächtnisromane' aus komparatistischer Perspektive in den Blick genommen: Die notorisch schwer zu kategorisierenden Kriegsromane des sogenannten 'War Fiction Boom' bzw. der 'Wiederkehr des Weltkriegs in der Literatur' um 1929 sind Erzähltexte, die in ihren Erinnerungskulturen als zentrale Gedächtnismedien fungierten und durch literarische Wirklichkeitsversionen außerliterarische Kollektivgedächtnisse anreicherten und modellierten, reorganisierten und kritisch reflektierten. Mit der vergleichenden Untersuchung der Werke u.a. von Richard Aldington, Werner Beumelburg, Edmund Blunden, Ford Madox Ford, Edlef Köppen, Erich Maria Remarque, Ludwig Renn, Helen Z. Smith, H. M. Tomlinson, Josef Magnus Wehner und Arnold Zweig wird das formalästhetisch und ideologisch äußerst breite Spektrum der literarischen Gestaltung von Kriegserinnerung in englischen und deutschen Gedächtnisromanen abgeschritten. Die Analyse ihrer 'Rhetorik des kollektiven Gedächtnisses' gewährt Einsichten in erinnerungskulturelle Kontexte und Herausforderungslagen, kulturspezifische Ausprägungen und gesellschaftliche Funktionspotentiale von Kriegsliteratur in den ausgehenden 1920er Jahren.
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Siegfried Sassoon

Author: Sanford V. Sternlicht

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

View: 1995

From 1914 until 1918, World War I ravaged Europe, devastating country after country and taking millions of lives. Responsible for more battlefield casualties than any war before or since, the confrontation is remembered as one of the most gruelling and tragic in western civilization. Out of the horror, however, came an astonishing legacy in the form of poetry. The violence of combat awoke strong emotions in a group of renowned Englishmen who were able to translate their experience and emotion into verse: Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, and not least, Siegfried Sassoon. Born into a privileged family in Kent in 1886, Sassoon spent a largely unremarkable childhood. Upon completing his last year at the distinguished secondary school Marlborough College, a schoolmaster wrote of him: "shows no particular intelligence or aptitude for any branch of his work; seems unlikely to adopt any special career." After two years at Cambridge and a few more pursuing gentlemanly pastimes, Sassoon decided to concentrate on his poetry, which remained mediocre. The was to change with his entry into the army, just a few days before Britain entered the war, and the inspiration the horrors of trench warfare provided him. His war poems were to have an immediacy and vibrancy unmatched by any he had written before. In this study, Sanford Sternlicht examines not only this poetry but Sassoon's other literary endeavors, including the widely acclaimed The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston, to create the most comprehensive study on him to date. The first book to profit from the publication of Sassoon diaries in the 1980s, Siegfried Sassoon is an authoritative and well-balanced introduction to the life and works of a fascinating writer. It also provides strong evidence against the popular view that Sassoon was a purely Georgian poet, placing his combat poetry squarely in the modernist tradition. Sassoon's copious post-World War I satirical and religious poetry is fully explicated and evaluated.
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Desiderata

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Modern British Literature: P-Z

Author: Laurie Di Mauro

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 618

View: 3929

Posted in English literature

Replacement List of Fiction

Author: American Library Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 101

View: 9803

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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Author: S. SASSOON

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571348121

Category:

Page: 304

View: 8399

As I stepped over one of the Germans an impulse made me lift him up from the miserable ditch. Propped against the bank, his blond face undisfigured, except by the mud which I wiped from his eyes and mouth with my coat sleeve. He'd evidently been killed while digging, for his tunic was knotted loosely about his shoulders. He didn't look to be more than eighteen. Hoisting him a little higher, I thought what a gentle face he had, and remembered that this was the first time I'd ever touched one of our enemies with my hands. Perhaps I had some dim sense of the futility which had put an end to this good-looking youth. Anyhow I hadn't expected the Battle of the Somme to be quite like this. This first-hand account of the face of battle is as beautifully written as it is historically significant.
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THIS GENERATION

Author: GEORGE K. ANDERSON; EDA KOU WALTON

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

View: 7211

Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.
Posted in Literature, Modern

Brockhaus Enzyklopädie

in vierundzwanzig Bänden

Author: F.A. Brockhaus Wiesbaden (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783765311000

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, German

Page: N.A

View: 8268

Posted in Encyclopedias and dictionaries, German

Poets of World War I

Author: John Press

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 72

View: 1299

Posted in History

The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7044

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