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  • 1. From depression to war-- 2. Ethiopia, lift your dark-night face-- 3. Americans in Spain-- 4. Munich on Broadway-- 5. The war of words-- 6. The people's culture-- 7. Across the Pacific-- 8. The Axis conquest of Europe and responsible liberalism I-- 9. The Axis conquest of Europe and responsible liberalism II.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085268 20160618
Ichiro Takayoshi's book argues that World War II transformed American literary culture. From the mid-1930s to the American entry into World War II in 1941, pre-eminent figures from Ernest Hemingway to Reinhold Neibuhr responded to the turn of the public's interest from the economic depression at home to the menace of totalitarian systems abroad by producing novels, short stories, plays, poems, and cultural criticism in which they prophesied the coming of a second world war and explored how America could prepare for it. The variety of competing answers offered a rich legacy of idioms, symbols, and standard arguments that were destined to license America's promotion of its values and interests around the world for the rest of the twentieth century. Ambitious in scope and addressing an enormous range of writers, thinkers, and artists, this book is the first to establish the outlines of American culture during this pivotal period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085268 20160618
ix, 334 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • PREFACE -- ABBREVIATIONS -- PROLEGOMENA -- 1. What was the Epic Cycle? -- 2. Proclus Chrestomatheias Eklogai and Apollodorus Bibliotheke -- 3. The formation of the Cycle -- 4. Ascriptions -- 5. Reflexes in Archaic and Classical art and literature -- 6. The Cycle in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods -- 7. Reconstructing the poems -- COMMENTARIES -- 1. Cypria -- 2. Aethiopis -- 3. Little Iliad -- 4. Iliou Persis -- 5. Nostoi -- 6. Telegony -- EXCURSUS: THE DEATH OF ODYSSEUS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEXES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199662258 20160612
The Iliad and Odyssey do not cover the main story of the Trojan War. The whole saga, which includes Zeus' plan to reduce the world's population, the Judgment of Paris and seduction of Helen, the start of the campaign, the Wooden Horse, the fall of Achilles, the homecoming of Agamemnon, and the eventual death of Odysseus, was related in six other epics, dating from 630-560 BCE, that were influential for lyric poets, tragedians, and artists of the classical age but are known to us only through fragments and brief prose summaries. In this book Martin West presents all the source material and provides the first comprehensive commentary on it, making full use of iconographic as well as literary evidence. Discussing the individual fragments and testimonia, he endeavours to reconstruct the connections between them, so far as possible, and to build up a picture of the plan and course of each poem. In a substantial introduction he addresses general issues, including the nature and formation of the Epic Cycle, the status of the summaries of the Troy epics preserved under the name of Proclus, the validity of the attested ascriptions to particular poets, the reflexes of the Cycle in early art and literature, and its fortunes in and after the Hellenistic period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199662258 20160612
Green Library
v, 229 pages : maps ; 26 cm
The Trojan War occurred more than 3,000 years ago. Since then, starting with Homer's epics, people have been writing, painting, sculpting and creating music about this event and its participants. This book starts with an overview of the Bronze Age when the Trojan War occurred, and then follows a selection of the major literature about this war from Homer down through the ages and on to the Internet. Each retelling of the Troy story is discussed in its historical context and includes a synopsis of the story itself, because the ways of telling this story change over time. The main versions considered include: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; a selection of Classical Greek Dramas (especially Iphigenia at Aulis); Virgil's Aeneid; Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde; Guido delle Colonne's History of the Destruction of Troy; Racine's Iphigenia (at Aulis) ; Goethe's Iphigenia in Tauris; Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida; Joyce's Ulysses; and two feminist Troy novels, Sheri Tepper's The Gate to Women's Country and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Firebrand.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786472291 20160612
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vi, 241 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
This survey of selected works, designed for both students and general readers with an interest in the Trojan war, Greek mythology and the ancient tradition of Troy stories, provides a background that should help readers to recognize and appreciate the ancient, unbroken and continually recreated tradition. The first chapter explores the historical and archaeological background of the Mycenaean Bronze Age and the city of Troy. Next comes an overview of ancient Greek poetry and the Troy Cycle. Subsequent chapters deal with selected Troy stories from Homer through to the 20th century. The final chapter surveys the rich variety of Troy-related materials available, including novels, plays, games, films and Internet sites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786417377 20160528
Green Library
xix, 234 p. ; 24 cm.
  • War poetry in Britain / Adam Piette
  • British fiction of the war / Rod Mengham
  • War poetry in the USA / Margot Norris
  • The American war novel / James Dawes
  • War journalism in English / Leo Mellor
  • The French war / Debarati Sanyal
  • The German war / Dagmar Barnouw
  • The Soviet war / Katharine Hodgson
  • The Italian war / Robert S.C. Gordon
  • The Japanese war / Reiko Tachibana
  • War writing in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand / Donna Coates
  • Women writers and the war / Gill Plain
  • Life writing and the Holocaust / Phyllis Lassner
  • Theories of trauma / Lyndsey Stonebridge
  • The war in contemporary fiction / Petra Rau.
The literature of World War II has emerged as an accomplished, moving, and challenging body of work, produced by writers as different as Norman Mailer and Virginia Woolf, Primo Levi and Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre and W. H. Auden. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the international literatures of the war: both those works that recorded or reflected experiences of the war as it happened, and those that tried to make sense of it afterwards. It surveys the writing produced in the major combatant nations (Britain and the Commonwealth, the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and the USSR), and explores its common themes. With its chronology and guide to further reading, it will be an invaluable source of information and inspiration for students and scholars of modern literature and war studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521715416 20160528
Green Library
xlii, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xiii p., 2 l., 820 p. 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Great War Modernism Nanette Norris Section One: Non-Combatant Responses - Nostalgia, Legacies, and Recuperations Homeric Cheeses and the Breast of a Decrepit Nurse: Ruskin and Marinetti on Art, War, and Peace Michael J. K. Walsh The Irrepressible Conflict: The Southern Agrarians and World War One David A. Davis "A Reconstructionary Tale": Ford Madox Ford's Georgic Response to World War One Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy Non-Combatancy, Narrative, and Henry Green's Pack My Bag Taryn Okuma Painting Abstraction/Observing Destruction at the Front Graeme Stout Section Two: High Modernists and the Shock of War World War I and Messianic Voids in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse Camelia Raghinaru H. D. and the Secrets of Redemption Nanette Norris Violence and Laughter in Women in Love Joyce Wexler You Give Them Money, They Give You a Stuffed Dog: Modernism and Survival in The Sun Also Rises Gregory M. Dandeles Section Three: Soldiers and Soldiering Anonymity, Transnational Identity, and A German Deserter's War Experience Erika Kuhlman Rosenberg's Half-Life between Romanticism and Modernism James Brown From Drills to Dreams: "Making the Mould" of Retreat in John Dos Passos' Three Soldiers Matthew David Perry A Necessary Aesthetics: Modernism's Role in Stabilizing War Narratives Through Poetry - David Jones to Brian Turner (and Beyond) Travis L. Martin Bibliography About the Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611478037 20160619
This international collection of essays gives fresh insight into the lives and perspectives of the modernist authors who lived and wrote in the shadow of war. What did Hemingway's signature terse style have in common with H.D.'s imagism? These essays offer a link through wartime experience, as the fragmented, violent, and traumatic period demanded unique forms of expression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611478037 20160619
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
The Iran-Iraq War was the longest conventional war of the 20th century. The memory of it may have faded in the wake of more recent wars in the region, but the harrowing facts remain: over one million soldiers and civilians dead, millions more permanently displaced and disabled, and an entire generation marked by prosthetic implants and teenage martyrdom. These same facts have been instrumentalized by agendas both foreign and domestic, but also aestheticized, defamiliarized, readdressed and reconciled by artists, writers, and filmmakers across an array of identities: linguistic (Arabic, Persian, Kurdish), religious (Shiite, Sunni, atheist), and political (Iranian, Iraqi, internationalist). Official discourses have unsurprisingly tried to dominate the process of production and distribution of war narratives. In doing so, they have ignored and silenced other voices. Centering on novels, films, memoirs, and poster art that gave aesthetic expression to the Iran-Iraq War, the essays gathered in this volume present multiple perspectives on the war's most complex and underrepresented narratives. These scholars do not naively claim to represent an authenticity lacking in official discourses of the war, but rather, they call into question the notion of authenticity itself. Finding, deciding upon, and creating a language that can convey any sort of truth at all-collective, national, or private-is the major preoccupation of the texts and critiques in this diverse collection.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479805099 20170313
Green Library
x, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
  • List of illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The First World War and the Unhoming of Europe 2. Travelers on the Western Front: John Masefield, Edmund Blunden, Siegfried Sassoon, and Enid Bagnold 3. War's Colonial Aspect: Gertrude Bell, T.E. Lawrence, and E.M. Forster 4. Mapping Alterity Between Home and War Fronts: Rudyard Kipling, Enid Bagnold, and Rose Allatini 5. Bringing the War Home: The Imperial War Museum Coda Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137471642 20160618
Conceiving Strangeness in British First World War Writing reframes Britain's First World War experience within a broader understanding of Britain's history as an imperial nation. From E. M. Forster's writing about his Red Cross work in Alexandria to National Velvet author Enid Bagnold's Diary Without Dates about her experience in war hospitals, this volume opens up our sense of war writing. The work of Siegfried Sassoon and John Masefield is set beside that of Mulk Raj Anand and Captain Roly Grimshaw, to complicate and enlarge what we think of when we think of Great War literature. In addition, the examination of the origins of the Imperial War Museum helps to make clear the massive cultural efforts, starting during the war itself, at shaping British understanding of everything from home front to no-man's-land. The analysis and historical detail in this book change our cultural understanding not only of war writing but also of the war itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137471642 20160618
Green Library
xxvii, 155 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Timeline of Blunden's War
  • Map: The Western Front, 1916-18
  • De Bello Germanico
  • War and peace
  • Aftertones
  • The Somme still flows
  • We went to Ypres
  • The extra turn
  • Fall in, ghosts
  • A battalion history
  • Infrantryman passes by.
Edmund Blunden (1896 - 1974) moved among the ghosts of the Great War every day of his long life, having survived the battles of Ypres and the Somme. His classic prose memoir, Undertones of War, and his early edition of Wilfred Owen's poems were just two examples of the ways in which he sought to convey his war experience, and to keep faith with his comrades in arms. His poetry is suffused by this experience, and he was haunted by it throughout his writing life, as the men with whom he had served gradually joined the ranks of the departed. This selection of Blunden's prose about the First World War includes the complete text of De bello germanico, his first, lively sketch of the war as he lived it in 1916. Deeply informed by his reading of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, and equally by his knowledge of the countryside, Blunden's vivid prose summons up for us what was human and natural in that most unnatural of environments, the battlefields of the Western Front.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847772114 20160617
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 262 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Preface -- 1. Unspeakable War -- 2. Unaccountable War -- 3. Unfamiliar Lines -- 4. Unforgettable War.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199596454 20160611
Oxford Textual Perspectives is a new series of informative and provocative studies focused upon literary texts (conceived of in the broadest sense of that term) and the technologies, cultures and communities that produce, inform, and receive them. It provides fresh interpretations of fundamental works and of the vital and challenging issues emerging in English literary studies. By engaging with the materiality of the literary text, its production, and reception history, and frequently testing and exploring the boundaries of the notion of text itself, the volumes in the series question familiar frameworks and provide innovative interpretations of both canonical and less well-known works. The Great War shaped the modern world, and much of its literary imagination. Literature and the Great War insightfully reassesses this impact, analysing a wide range of authors, both established and less well-known, and re-examining critical judgements, popular assumptions - even 'myths' - about war writing that have developed in the century or so that has followed. By looking at all genres of Great War writing in a single volume, the study allows reconsideration of the relative merits of the period's much-praised poetry and its generally less celebrated narrative texts. Randall Stevenson looks far beyond the work of soldier-authors, considering also the role of an older generation of writers - ones whose reputations were established before the war began - as well as the impact of war on the modernist imagination developing afterwards, in the 1920s. Literature and the Great War examines the context in which this literature was produced. Taking into consideration military life, the role of newspapers, war correspondents, politicians and propagandists. The unintelligible violence of the Great War placed a huge amount of pressure on the language, imagination, and textual practice of all who attempted to describe it. Incisively reconsidering these fundamental issues, Literature and the Great War challenges and rejuvenates approaches to its subject, redefining the interconnections of history, culture, and literary imagination in the early decades of the twentieth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199596454 20160611
Green Library
vii, 216 p. ; 22 cm.
"Reimagining the War Memorial, Reinterpreting the Great War: The Formats of British Commemorative Fiction" is an in-depth analysis of the role of British war memorials in literature and film, in the wider context of the commemorative trend in contemporary culture. The Sheffield City Battalion Memorial, the Menin Gate Memorial, the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, the Royal Artillery Memorial, and the Shot at Dawn Memorial are the focus of the discussion, which aims to show how the meanings assigned to specific war memorials create ideologically diverse interpretations of the British experience of the Great War, ranging from the futility myth to the imperial sublime. The epistemological ambivalence of the war memorial lies at the heart of the analysis of the selected novels, films and plays, for the condemnation of a military conflict as a historical evil does not necessarily exclude the possibility of honouring the men who fought in it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443837644 20160610
Green Library
xix, 296 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • The things they carried
  • Chain of command
  • Terms of engagement
  • Enemy lines
  • Land of my fathers
  • In God we trust
  • Man down
  • No hostages
  • The death of Hektor
  • Everlasting glory.
Green Library
283 p.
Euripides' "Hecuba" is a drama dominated by by the terrible vengeance which Hecuba takes on the faithless Polymestor after the fall of Troy. This study sets out to re-evaluate this important, yet often maligned, Euripides play.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198147893 20160527
Green Library
33 p. ; 27 cm.
Special Collections

17. The First World War [1990]

xi, 212 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • The coming of the war-- war to end war - August 1914 - December 1915-- the year of the Somme - 1916-- Dulce et Decorum Est - 1917-- retreat and victory - January - November 1918-- peace to end peace.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333397763 20160527
The Great War was the first in British history to involve virtually the entire population of Britain. A vast quantity of poems, fiction, essays, speeches, letters, memoirs and other written material was produced during 1914 and 1918 and Dominic Hibberd chooses both famous passages and excerpts which have never before been reprinted from both the imaginative poetry and prose of the period and documents such as newspapers and politicians' speeches. The linking commentary illuminates the very close relationship between the literature and history of this time, which is further highlighted by the chronological table plates section and further reading sections.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333397763 20160527
Green Library

18. A fable [1989]

262 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 332 p. ; 24 cm.
An anthology of wartime and post-literary memorabilia, telling the story of the time from the outbreak of hostilities in 1939 until the Festival of Britain in 1951 which signalled the end of austerity. Many of the pieces are by little-known writers, some of whom were killed in action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241125670 20160528
Green Library
vii, 157 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)


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