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Women and World War 1 : The Written Response - Dorothy Goldman

Women and World War 1

The Written Response

By: Dorothy Goldman (Editor)

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Published: 14th January 1993
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The literary canon of World War I - celebrated for realizing the experience of an entire generation - ignores writing by women. The war brought home to women the sorrow of the loss of husbands, lovers and relatives as well as more revolutionary knowledge gained through the experience of working in munitions factories and as ambulance drivers, police, nurses and spies. During all this time women wrote - letters, poetry, novels, short stories and memoirs. This volume of mutually reflective essays brings writing from Britain, America, France, Germany, Australia and Russia into literary focus.

Chronology - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; D.Goldman - Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room: History and Memory; J.Hattaway - Women on the Other Side; A.Cardinal - 'Shining Pins and Wailing Shells': Women Poets and the Great War; J.Montefiore - 'We'll end in Hell, my Passionate Sisters': Russian Women Poets and the First World War; J.Howlett - Public and Private Choices; Public and Private Voices; L.Bicker - 'Untravelled Minds': the War Novels of Mabel Brookes; J.Bassett - 'It is not the place of women to talk of mud': some responses by British women novelists to the First World War; N.Beauman - Women and the Language of War in France; A.Cardinal - Impersonality and Amnesia: A Response to the First World War in H.D.'s Sea Garden and Bid Me to Live and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier; J.Gledhill - 'Eagles of the West'? American Women Writers and World War I; D.Goldman - Index

ISBN: 9780333513095
ISBN-10: 0333513096
Series: Insights
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 14th January 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 3