Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Book — vii, 196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Part 1: war neurotics-- propaganda lies.
Part 2: vile bodies-- visible differences.
Part 3: the tank and the manufacture of consent-- Mrs Dalloway and the Armenian question.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is a study of the relationship between modernist fiction, World War One and cultural history: how did modernist writers bear witness to the trauma of war? Drawing upon medical journals, newspapers, propaganda, military histories and other writings of the day, this text re-reads writers such as Woolf, HD, Ford, Faulkner, Kipling and Lawrence alongside the fiction and memoirs of soldiers and nurses who served in the war. Reading these works together, the book argues that the critical distinction between modernism and war writing begins to dissolve, and modernism after 1914 emerges as a strange but important form of war writing. Above all, it argues that literary modernism was profoundly engaged with its own troubled history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)