British Writing of the Second World War
By (author) Mark Rawlinson
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British Writing of the Second World War by Mark Rawlinson
Book DescriptionBritish Writing of the Second World War is the first study to provide a detailed critical and historical survey of British literary culture in wartime. Concerned as much with war as with writing, it explores the significance of cultural representations of violence to the administration of the war effort. A theoretical account of the symbolic practices which connect military violence to policy provides a framework for analysing imaginative and documentary literature in its relations both to propaganda and to Peoples War ideals of social reconstruction. The book evaluates wartime fictions and memoirs in the context of official and unofficial discourses about military aviation, the Blitz, campaigns in North Africa, war aims, the conscript Army and the Home Front, Prisoners of War, and the Holocaust. It uncovers the processes by which the meanings the war had for participants were produced, and provides an extensive bibliographical resource for future scholarship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198184560
(220mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Rawlinson
Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-century British and American War Literature, Hardback (March 2012)
The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginative responses from English and US writers.
Pat Barker, Paperback (December 2009)
Pat Barker is one of the leading British political and historical novelists of her generation. This introduction places her fiction in historical and theoretical contexts. Including a timeline of key dates and an interview with the author, Rawlinson establishes the cultural importance of her work and provides an overview of its critical reception.
American Visual Culture, Hardback (July 2009)» View all books by Mark Rawlinson
Explores how visual culture has at once transformed and consolidated the image of the United States. This book presents both an analysis of the diversity of American visual media and a critical introduction to the study and interpretation of visual culture.
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Author Biography - Mark Rawlinson
Mark Rawlinson is Lecturer in English, University of Leicester
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