Journal of Popular Culture; Oct2020, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p1160-1178, 19p
BEREAVEMENT in literature, GRIEF in literature, HEROES in literature, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, and WIDOWERS
The article focuses on the book "Lost in Sensation," by Maureen Child. The author explores the themes of joy and mourning within the book, examines the idea of heroes and sentimental heroism within romance novels, and discusses the book's representation of love after loss, specifically for the widower.
Journal of Popular Culture; Oct2012, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p1090-1108, 19p
BATTLE of Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, COURAGE in literature, COLLECTIVE memory, and FICTION
The article presents a literary critique of the novel "The Killer Angels," by Michael Shaara, discussing its depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg during the U.S. Civil War and the conflict's continuing characteristics in the popular memory of the nation. Analysis is offered suggesting that Shaara's rendition of the battle primarily in terms of military valor contributes to a shallow and sentimental popular conception of the war, its meaning, and future place in U.S. historical memory.