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The Resource Touch and intimacy in First World War literature, Santanu Das

Touch and intimacy in First World War literature, Santanu Das

Label
Touch and intimacy in First World War literature
Title
Touch and intimacy in First World War literature
Statement of responsibility
Santanu Das
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The First World War ravaged the male body on an unprecedented scale, yet fostered moments of physical intimacy and tenderness among the soldiers in the trenches. Touch, the most elusive and private of the senses, became central to war experience. War writing is haunted by experiences of physical contact: from the muddy realities of the front to the emotional intensity of trench life, to the traumatic obsession with the wounded body in nurses' memoirs. Through extensive archival and historical research, analysing previously unknown letters and diaries alongside literary writings by figures such as Owen and Brittain, Santanu Das recovers the sensuous world of the First World War trenches and hospitals. This original and evocative study alters our understanding of the period as well as of the body at war, and illuminates the perilous intimacy between sense experience, emotion and language as we try to make meaning in times of crisis
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Das, Santanu
Dewey number
820.9358
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.W65
LC item number
D37 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Touch in literature
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Toucher dans la littérature
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • Intimité dans la littérature
  • Corps humain dans la littérature
  • Guerre dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in literature
  • Touch in literature
  • War and literature
  • Literatur
  • Weltkrieg
  • Körperkontakt
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • English Literature
  • Englisch
Label
Touch and intimacy in First World War literature, Santanu Das
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Transferred to digital printing, 2008"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) 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
Trenches -- Slimescapes -- Geographies of sense -- Intimacies -- "Kiss me, Hardy' : the dying kiss in the First World War trenches -- Wilfred Owen and the sense of touch -- Wounds -- 'The impotence of sympathy' : service and suffering in the nurses' memoirs -- The operating theatre
Control code
873806219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139902007
Lccn
2006281285
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
facsimiles, illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873806219
Label
Touch and intimacy in First World War literature, Santanu Das
Publication
Note
"Transferred to digital printing, 2008"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) 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
Trenches -- Slimescapes -- Geographies of sense -- Intimacies -- "Kiss me, Hardy' : the dying kiss in the First World War trenches -- Wilfred Owen and the sense of touch -- Wounds -- 'The impotence of sympathy' : service and suffering in the nurses' memoirs -- The operating theatre
Control code
873806219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139902007
Lccn
2006281285
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
facsimiles, illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873806219

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