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Women’s Writing on the First World War

Cardinal, Agnes and Goldman, Dorothy and Hattaway, Judith A, eds. (1999) Women’s Writing on the First World War. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 374 pp. ISBN 0-19-812281-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is the Wars impact upon women writers, whose experience was often very different from that of their male counterparts. This anthology brings together women's writing from across the world, covering every genre of writing about the War from the period 1914 to 1930. Letters, diary entries, reportage, and essays, as well as polemical texts in favour of, or in opposition to, the hostilities, offer an interesting counterpoint to the novels and short stories through which women sought to encompass the extremes of wartime life as they saw it. This anthology demonstrates how the Great War acted as a catalyst for women writers, enabling them to find a public voice and to assert their own attitude to social and moral issues.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: A.E. Cardinal
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 05:19 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8014 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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