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The Resource Arms and the self : war, the military, and autobiographical writing, edited by Alex Vernon

Arms and the self : war, the military, and autobiographical writing, edited by Alex Vernon

Label
Arms and the self : war, the military, and autobiographical writing
Title
Arms and the self
Title remainder
war, the military, and autobiographical writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alex Vernon
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With its wide range of primary texts to demonstrate the many conflicts, author-participants, and interpretive perspectives, Arms and the Self provides an eclectic, suggestive perspective on this complex and varied field. With contributing authors such as Lynn Z. Bloom, Margaretta Jolly, Robert Lawson-Peebles, and Robert Shenk, the critical essays extend from Xenophon's memoir of his two years marching with the mercenaries of the Persian Prince Cyrus, through Canadian accounts of the Boer War and American civilian women's narratives of confinement in WWII Japanese internment camps, to Vietnam veterans' online testimonials and post-Persian Gulf War memoirs written as management primers."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/921355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR120.S64
LC item number
A89 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vernon, Alex
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers' writings, English
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers' writings, American
  • American prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Military art and science
  • War
  • Autobiography
Label
Arms and the self : war, the military, and autobiographical writing, edited by Alex Vernon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No genre's land : the problem of genre in war memoirs and military autobiographies / Alex Vernon -- Xenophon's Anabasis and the origins of military autobiography / John W.I. Lee -- Style wars : the problems of writing military autobiography in the eighteenth century / Robert Lawson-Peebles -- T.E. Lawrence : writing the military life from Homer to high Modernism / Terry Reilly -- The female subject and the first World War : the case of Vera M. Brittain, VAD / Andrea Peterson -- Women's confinement as women's liberation / World War II civilian internees in South Pacific camps / Lynn Z. Bloom -- Myths of unity : remembering the Second World War through letters and their editing / Margaretta Jolly -- War elegy / Pat C. Hoy II -- The "atrocious privilege" : bearing witness to war and atrocity in O'Brien, Levi, and Remarque / Chris Daley -- On the battlefield and home front : American women writing their lives on the Vietnam War / Bettina Hofmann -- The African American autobiography of the Vietnam War / Jeffrey Loeb -- The life writing of a military child / Jennifer Sinor -- Writing against the Vietnam War in two Gulf War memoirs : Anthony Swofford's Jarhead and Joel Turnipseed's Baghdad express / Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton
Control code
56103734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9780873388122
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004017496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Arms and the self : war, the military, and autobiographical writing, edited by Alex Vernon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No genre's land : the problem of genre in war memoirs and military autobiographies / Alex Vernon -- Xenophon's Anabasis and the origins of military autobiography / John W.I. Lee -- Style wars : the problems of writing military autobiography in the eighteenth century / Robert Lawson-Peebles -- T.E. Lawrence : writing the military life from Homer to high Modernism / Terry Reilly -- The female subject and the first World War : the case of Vera M. Brittain, VAD / Andrea Peterson -- Women's confinement as women's liberation / World War II civilian internees in South Pacific camps / Lynn Z. Bloom -- Myths of unity : remembering the Second World War through letters and their editing / Margaretta Jolly -- War elegy / Pat C. Hoy II -- The "atrocious privilege" : bearing witness to war and atrocity in O'Brien, Levi, and Remarque / Chris Daley -- On the battlefield and home front : American women writing their lives on the Vietnam War / Bettina Hofmann -- The African American autobiography of the Vietnam War / Jeffrey Loeb -- The life writing of a military child / Jennifer Sinor -- Writing against the Vietnam War in two Gulf War memoirs : Anthony Swofford's Jarhead and Joel Turnipseed's Baghdad express / Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton
Control code
56103734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9780873388122
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004017496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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