British Literature Of The Blitz: Fighting the People's War

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

byKristine Miller

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This book interrogates the patriotic, utopian ideal of the People’s War by analyzing conflicted representations of class and gender in literature and film. Its subtitle--Fighting the People’s War--describes how British citizens both united to fight Nazi Germany and questioned the nationalist ideology binding them together.

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This book interrogates the patriotic, utopian ideal of the People’s War by analyzing conflicted representations of class and gender in literature and film. Its subtitle--Fighting the People’s War--describes how British citizens both united to fight Nazi Germany and questioned the nationalist ideology binding them together.

KRISTINE A. MILLER is Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of English at Utah State University. She has published on modern British literature in Modern Fiction Studies, Genre, Twentieth Century Literature and the Journal of Modern Literature.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573657

ISBN - 13:9780230573659

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Fighting the People's War
Mobile Women in Elizabeth Bowen's War Writing
Immobile Women in Rosamond Lehmann's War Writing
Real Men in Henry Green's War Writing
No Escape in the Detective and Spy Fiction of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Graham Greene
The Film-Minded Public
Bibliography
Index