World War I from Local Perspectives: History, Literature and Visual Arts: Austria, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland a by Miroslawa BuchholtzWorld War I from Local Perspectives: History, Literature and Visual Arts: Austria, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland a by Miroslawa Buchholtz

World War I from Local Perspectives: History, Literature and Visual Arts: Austria, Britain, Croatia…

EditorMiroslawa Buchholtz, Grzegorz Koneczniak

Hardcover | August 13, 2015

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The volume explores the ways in which the Great War has been remembered and imaged in various local accounts. It provides careful readings of a wide range of sources: letters exchanged by Henry James and Burgess Noakes, spoken accounts of the Old Believers of the Russian Orthodox Church, historical documents concerning Eastern Europe and the United States, travel writings by Fritz Wertheimer, Hermann Struck, and Herbert Eulenberg, literary texts by Lord Dunsany, Miroslav Krleža, and Gustav Meyrink, theater performances in Italy and Ireland and visual arts: masks for facially disfigured soldiers made by Francis Derwent Wood and Anna Coleman Ladd.
Miroslawa Buchholtz is Professor of American literature and Director of the English Department at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Her research interests include American and Canadian literature, postcolonial studies and auto/biography. Grzegorz Koneczniak is Assistant Professor at the English Department of Nicolaus Cop...
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Title:World War I from Local Perspectives: History, Literature and Visual Arts: Austria, Britain, Croatia…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Miroslawa Buchholtz and Grzegorz Koneczniak: Introduction and Chronology. Dramatis Personae – Katie Sommer: Henry James and Burgess Noakes: The Evolution of an Employer/Servant Relationship during World War I – Max Duperray: Lord Dunsany’s War Tales: Realism and Fantasy – Magda Maksymowicz: Poems from the Home Front: Marian Allen and Vera Brittain – Grzegorz Koneczniak: History Today: Ireland and the Great War – Grzegorz Koneczniak: The Abbey Theatre in the Context of the Great War and Its Centenary: The Past and the Present – Cezary Bronowski: Echoes of the Great War in Italian Literature and Theatre of the First World War and the Interwar Period – Tomasz Waszak: Eccentric Contemporaneity: Gustav Meyrink’s Views on the Great War – Iwona Kotelnicka-Grzybowska: Jews and Poles in the German-Occupied East: Two Scenes from the First World War – Bozenna Chylinska: American Zionism in the World War I Years: Between Academic Discourse and Pragmatic Approach – Dorota Pasko-Koneczniak: Recollections of the First World War by the Old Believers Living in Poland – Katarzyna Szczerbowska-Prusevicius: Fates of the Suppressed: Social Criticism against the Background of the First World War in Miroslav Krleža’s The Croatian God Mars – Miroslawa Buchholtz: Disfigurement and Defacement in (Post)World-War-I Art: Francis Derwent Wood, Anna Coleman Ladd, Hannah Höch, and Kader Attia.