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Published: 12 July 2018

304 Pages | 10 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198806516

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Sacrifice and Modern War Literature

The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Edited by Alex Houen and Jan-Melissa Schramm

  • The first book on the intimacy of sacrifice and war across modern literature
  • Each chapter presents fresh insights in the literature of a particular conflict
  • Covers a variety of genres including novels, poetry, memoir, and film
  • Discusses major war writers such as Wordsworth, Kipling, Ford Madox Ford, and Elizabeth Bowen, as well as those who have received less critical attention including Dora Sigerson, Richard Aldington, Thomas Kinsella, and Nadeem Aslam
  • Examines how changes in the idea of sacrifice can be traced over 200 years