Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print by Jane Potter
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Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print
By Jane Potter

Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print

Women's Literary Responses to the Great War 1914-1918

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Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print by Jane Potter

Book Description

Modernist texts and writings of protest have until now received most of the critical attention of literary scholars of the First World War. Popular literature with its penchant for predictable storylines, melodramatic prose, and patriotic rhetoric has been much-maligned or at the very least ignored. Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War redresses the balance. It turns the spotlight on the novels and memoirs of women writers - many of whom are now virtually forgotten - that appealed to a British reading public hungry for amusement, news, and above all, encouragement in the face of uncertainty and grief. The writers of 1914-18 had powerful models for interpreting their war, as a consideration of texts from the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 shows. They were also bolstered by wartime publishing practices that reinforced the sense that their books, whether fiction or non-fiction, were not simply 'light' entertainment but a powerful agents of propaganda. Generously illustrated, Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print is a scholarly yet accessible illumination of a hitherto untapped resource of women's writing and is an important new contribution to the study of the literature of the Great War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199279869
ISBN-10: 0199279861
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 145mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane Potter

Dr Jane Potter is Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University and Assistant to the Archivist at Wolfson College, Oxford.

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