Writing disenchantment : British First World War prose, 1914-30 / Andrew Frayn.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).Content type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781781707333; 1781707332; 9781526103178; 1526103176.Uniform titles: University press scholarship online. Subject(s): Social history in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 823.91209 LOC classification: PR881.A94Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
It has become axiomatic that First World War literature was disenchanted, or disillusioned, and returning combatants were unable to process or communicate that experience. In 'Writing Disenchantment', Andrew Frayn argues that this was not just about the war: non-combatants were just as disenchanted as those who fought, and writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf produced some of the sharpest criticisms.
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Cover; Writing disenchantment; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements ; List of abbreviations ; Introduction; 1 Patriotism, propaganda and pacifism, 1914-1918; 2 From hope to Disenchantment, 1919-1922; 3 Modernism, conflict and the home front, 1922-1927; 4 Sagas and series, 1924-1928; 5 Popular disenchantment: the War Books Boom, 1928-1930; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index