War and Literature (Essays and Studies 2014)

War and Literature (Essays and Studies 2014)


battle was once the 1st topic of literature; every now and then, warfare has been its basically topic. during this quantity, the individuals contemplate the uneasy but symbiotic family of conflict and writing, from medieval to fashionable literature. struggle writing emerges in a number of varieties, celebratory and important, awed and disgusted; the rhetoric of inexpressibility fights its personal conflict with the pressing necessity of illustration, checklist and popularity. this can be proven to be actual even to the current day: no matter if mimetic or metaphorical, literature that matters itself brazenly or covertly with the genuine pressures of warfare maintains to talk to problems with urgent importance, and to supply a few clues to the complicated entwinement of conflict with modern lifestyles. specific issues addressed contain writings of and in regards to the Crusades and battles in the course of the Hundred Years battle; Shakespeare's "Casus Belly"; Auden's "Journal of an Airman"; and battle and Peace. Ian Patterson is a poet, critic and translator. He teaches English at Queens' university, Cambridge. Laura Ashe is affiliate Professor of English and an academic Fellow of Worcester university, Oxford. members: Joanna Bellis, Catherine A.M. Clarke, Mary A. Favret, Rachel Galvin, James Purdon, Mark Rawlinson, Susanna A. Throop, Katie L. Walter, Carol Watts, Tom F. Wright, Andrew Zurcher.

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