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The Resource The embattled self : French soldiers' testimony of the Great War, Leonard V. Smith

The embattled self : French soldiers' testimony of the Great War, Leonard V. Smith

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The embattled self : French soldiers' testimony of the Great War
Title
The embattled self
Title remainder
French soldiers' testimony of the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Leonard V. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How did the soldiers in the trenches of the Great War understand and explain battlefield experience, and themselves through that experience? Situated at the intersection of military history and cultural history, The embattled self draws on the testimony of French combatants to explore how combatants came to terms with the war. In order to do so, they used a variety of narrative tools at hand-- rites of passage, mastery, a character of the soldier as a consenting citizen of the Republic. None of the resulting versions of the story provided a completely consistent narrative, and all raised more questions about the "truth" of experience than they answered. In thematic chapters, Smith explains why the novel structured by a specific notion of trauma prevailed by the 1930s and undermines the conventional understanding of the war as tragedy and its soldiers as victims, a view that has dominated both scholarly and popular opinion since the interwar period
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Leonard V.
Dewey number
940.4092/244
Index
index present
LC call number
D640.A2
LC item number
.S55 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • War and literature
  • Französisch
  • Kriegsroman
  • Soldat
  • Weltkrieg
  • Weltkrieg
  • Frankreich
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Soldaten
  • Literatuur (fictie en non-fictie)
  • Oorlogsromans
  • Frankrijk
  • Första världskriget 1914-1918 i litteraturen
  • Första världskriget 1914-1918
  • Französisch
Label
The embattled self : French soldiers' testimony of the Great War, Leonard V. Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rites of passage and the initiation to combat -- The mastery of survival : death, mutilation, and killing -- The genre of consent -- The novel and the search for closure
Control code
889302457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801471216
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592rxs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889302457
Label
The embattled self : French soldiers' testimony of the Great War, Leonard V. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rites of passage and the initiation to combat -- The mastery of survival : death, mutilation, and killing -- The genre of consent -- The novel and the search for closure
Control code
889302457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801471216
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592rxs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889302457

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