Womens Fiction and the Great War

Paperback | May 1, 1997

EditorSuzanne Raitt, Trudi Tate

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The essays in this volume on women's writing of the First World War are written from an explicitly theoretical and academic feminist perspective. The contributors - including a number of leading female academics - challenge current thinking about women's responses to the First World War andexplore the differences between women writers of the period, thus questioning the very categorization of `women's writing'. The Great War stimulated a sudden growth in the novel industry. Well known writers such as Mrs Humphrey Ward and Edith Wharton found themselves jostled by authors like Ruby M. Ayres, Kate Finzi, and Olive Dent. The trauma of the war continued to reverberate through much of the fiction published inthe years that followed its inglorious end. This volume considers some of the best known, and some of the least known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. The writing of some of the most famous 'modernist' women writers - including Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and H. D. - isreassessed as war literature, and the work of long-neglected authors such as Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby, and Mary Butts is given serious attention for the first time.

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The essays in this volume on women's writing of the First World War are written from an explicitly theoretical and academic feminist perspective. The contributors - including a number of leading female academics - challenge current thinking about women's responses to the First World War andexplore the differences between women writers ...

Suzanne Raitt is at University of Michigan. Trudi Tate is at University of Southampton.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198182783

ISBN - 13:9780198182788

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`the collection moves into new and very productive territory ... immensely varied ... both thought-provoking and enjoyable. I was particularly impressed with the way the contributors place their subjects in their social, economic and emotional context, giving very valuable insights into theway the writers' environment influenced their opinion of the war.'Gail Braybon, War in History 2001