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War Trauma and English Modernism : T. S. Eliot and D. H. Lawrence

By: Krockel, Carl.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011Description: 1 online resource (256 p.).ISBN: 9780230307759.Subject(s): Eliot, T. S. --(Thomas Stearns), --1888-1965. --Criticism and interpretation | English literature --20th century --History and criticism | Lawrence, D. H. --(David Herbert), --1885-1930. --Criticism and interpretation | Modernism (Literature) --Great Britain | Psychic trauma in literature | World War, 1914-1918 --Literature and the warGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: War Trauma and English Modernism : T. S. Eliot and D. H. LawrenceDDC classification: 820.9/00912 | 820.93581 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Modernism in Crisis: The Rainbow; 2 Testimony before Trauma: Eliot's Poetry up to 1915; 3 Testimony as History: The First "Women in Love"; 4 Eliot's War Poetry: "Hysteria" to The Waste Land; 5 Working Through: Lawrence in the Twenties; 6 Trauma Transfigured: "The Hollow Men" to Little Gidding; Conclusion: The Legacy of War upon the Legacy of Modernism; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This is the first book to consistently read English Modernist literature as testimony to trauma of the First and Second World Wars. Focusing upon T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence, it examines the impact of war upon their lives and their strategies to resist it through literary innovation.
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Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Modernism in Crisis: The Rainbow; 2 Testimony before Trauma: Eliot's Poetry up to 1915; 3 Testimony as History: The First "Women in Love"; 4 Eliot's War Poetry: "Hysteria" to The Waste Land; 5 Working Through: Lawrence in the Twenties; 6 Trauma Transfigured: "The Hollow Men" to Little Gidding; Conclusion: The Legacy of War upon the Legacy of Modernism; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This is the first book to consistently read English Modernist literature as testimony to trauma of the First and Second World Wars. Focusing upon T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence, it examines the impact of war upon their lives and their strategies to resist it through literary innovation.

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The most productive period in British poetry occurred during the early stages of WW I. Readers will be familiar with the principal war poets--Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brook, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Richard Aldington, et al.--who wrote movingly of personal experience on the battlefield. Krockel (independent scholar) expands the traditional parameters to include noncombatants Lawrence and Eliot, whose prose and poetry reflect close parallels with work by soldiers experiencing trauma. Both tried to enlist and were rejected; both suffered psychological collapse--anxiety, remorse, and shell shock. (In particular, Lawrence experienced traumatic imitation, identifying with the aggressor as a coping mechanism for survival in a hate-mongering society.) Exploring his theme chronologically, Krockel details concurrent trauma neurosis: onset, anxiety, defense, attempted recovery. Chapters alternate between Lawrence and Eliot, with expansive exploration of the full canon of both writers. Analyses of The First "Women in Love" (1998) and The Wasteland are especially insightful. Krockel closes with a helpful summation of the legacy of war on modernism as a movement. Others have looked at civilian writers during WW I--notably, Samuel Hynes, in A War Imagined (CH, Dec'91, 29-2258)--but Krockel's substantive analysis is unique. The extensive bibliography includes psychological studies of trauma. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. R. Joly emeritus, Asbury University

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CARL KROCKEL completed a Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia which was later published by Rodopi as The Politics of Influence: D.H. Lawrence and German Culture. He taught at the University of East Anglia, and was a Visiting Professor at Seoul National University, South Korea. He is currently working on a book on contemporary poetry and global politics.

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