British Women Writers of World War II (Innbundet)

Battlegrounds of Their Own

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1998
Antall sider: 303
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333721957
Kategori: Språk og Historie
Omtale: British Women Writers of World War II
In British Women Writers of World War II, Phyllis Lassner offers a challenging analysis of British women's literature of the 1930s and 40s in which they debated the 'justness' of a Second World War. Through close readings of women's complex range of pacifist and activist roles and writing, Lassner questions prevailing approaches to the subject of women and war. As she shows women writers redefining traditional pieties of patriotism and duty and categories of hero and victim, prevailing political labels as conservative and liberal are also called into question. Drawing upon fiction, essays, and memoirs, Lassner explores the war writing of such well known figures as Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Stevie Smith in relation to equally powerful representations of war by Naomi Mitchison and Olivia Manning and by many rediscovered women writers, including Storm Jameson and Phyllis Bottome.

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