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The literature of war

studies in heroic virtue

by Rutherford, Andrew

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Published by Macmillan Press in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • War stories, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Courage in literature.,
  • Heroes in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-192) and index.

    StatementAndrew Rutherford.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR888.W37 R88 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination196 p. ;
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1759556M
    ISBN 100333461649, 0333441613
    LC Control Number92106276

    An epic tale of World War II, widely considered one of the biggest achievements of modern Russian literature. The sequel to Grossman’s novel, For the Right Cause, the book was was suppressed by the KGB at the time of its completion in It was smuggled out of the Soviet Union in late 70s, and published for the first time in , 16 years. Literature of War - Fiction Since war is an omnipresent part of culture, it also reflects and shapes cultures. This is a list of important writing, (mostly) fiction, to emerge from wars.

    The Literature of War. by Rea Berg. Since the beginning of recorded history, war has defined the story of mankind in profound ways. Man's propensity for war reflects not only his fallen nature but also the sublime heights to which he can rise in selfless acts of courage and heroism.   The 50 Modern War Books Every Man Should Read. years of war-inspired literature, from WWI to Syria The last few weeks have presented an unlikely echo in American military history: the U.S.’s entry into World War I and — precisely a century later — the Trump presidency’s bombing of a Syrian airfield.

    A groundbreaking re-reading of the literary response to a decade of trauma and transformation This new study undoes the customary division of the s into the Second World War and after. Instead, it focuses on the thematic preoccupations that emerged f. The war novel's origins are in the epic poetry of the classical and medieval periods, especially Homer's The Iliad, Virgil's The Aeneid, sagas like the Old English Beowulf, and Arthurian of these epics were concerned with preserving the history or mythology of conflicts between different societies, while providing an accessible narrative that could reinforce the collective.


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