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The Resource Writing war : fiction, gender, and memory, Lynne Hanley

Writing war : fiction, gender, and memory, Lynne Hanley

Label
Writing war : fiction, gender, and memory
Title
Writing war
Title remainder
fiction, gender, and memory
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Hanley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Americans in this century have been largely spared the ravages of war. Though some have fought and died on foreign fronts, few have experienced invasion, occupation, or bombing at home, and so our narratives of war are particularly potent in shaping our imagination, indeed our very memory of war. And since how we imagine (or remember, or forget) war has a great deal to do with our propensity to make war, the question occurs, What is it in our literature of war, in our modern cultural memory of war, that has led us in this century to make war again and again, and to export our organized violence to just about every corner of the world? Impelled by this question, Lynne Hanley here explores the ways in which literature shapes our perceptions of war. The book contains five critical essays on English and American writings about the wars of this century and six short stories which render the experience of war from a feminist perspective. The combination of fiction and nonfiction, unorthodox though it may be, represents Hanley's deliberate effort to open new ways of thinking about war and to challenge the dichotomy between criticism and creative writing. The first essay, an insightful critique of Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory, takes issue with its focus on the combat experiences of the individual soldier, as though his were the only real human tragedy in the arena of war. Other essays address the writings of Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Doris Lessing--women whose work calls into question the accepted terrain of war literature and explores new territory beyond the men-at-the-front accounts. Hanley's short stories further redefine the combat zone. Reexamining the themes of the critical essays, the stories explore the experiences of women, children, and other noncombatants on the "home front." These narratives displace the soldier as the mouth-piece of war, reminding us that the makers of war are not its only casualties
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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1943-
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Hanley, Lynne
Dewey number
823/.9109358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR888.W37
LC item number
H36 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • War stories, English
  • War stories, American
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Sex role in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Memory in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • War stories, American
  • War stories, English
  • Women and literature
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Literatur
  • Frauenroman
  • Krieg
  • Feminismus
  • Großbritannien
  • Krieg
  • Frau
  • USA
  • Englisch
  • English Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
Label
Writing war : fiction, gender, and memory, Lynne Hanley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
War stories -- The war zone: the Great War and modern memory -- The time of her life -- The romance of Oxbridge: Virginia Woolf -- Little women -- To El Salvador: Joan Didion -- Lydia among the uniforms -- Reconstructing Vietnam: Doris Lessing and Joan Didion -- War torn -- War and postmodern memory -- Planting tulips
Control code
44959614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (151 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585083575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959614
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Writing war : fiction, gender, and memory, Lynne Hanley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
War stories -- The war zone: the Great War and modern memory -- The time of her life -- The romance of Oxbridge: Virginia Woolf -- Little women -- To El Salvador: Joan Didion -- Lydia among the uniforms -- Reconstructing Vietnam: Doris Lessing and Joan Didion -- War torn -- War and postmodern memory -- Planting tulips
Control code
44959614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (151 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585083575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959614
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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