Understanding the Literature of World War I: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 183 páginas
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Much can be learned about both the historic and human impact of war by studying the literary output associated with the time period during and immediately after the event. This casebook help students build bridges between WWI history and the fictional accounts provided by such works as All Quiet on the Western Front, A Farewell to Arms, and A Son at the Front. For each work, insightful analysis and historical contextualization is provided. This unique casebook approach adds another layer of understanding for readers by relating the fiction to primary documents assembled from the war years, including historic treaties, speeches, military reports, original propaganda, and personalized journal accounts from soldiers on both sides of the conflict. Readers are exposed to a diversity of perspectives from the military leadership, diplomacy, soldiers in battle and families on the homefront. A chronology helps readers situate the significant events described within the historic timeframe.

This casebook is organized around five specific issues and themes that recur in the literature: War at the Front explores actual military combat, Women and the Homefront reveals the impact of tragic loss on families, and War Poetry confronts the anti-war sentiment, expressed by poets such as Rupert Brook, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen. Strategic Technology of Modern War looks squarely at the impact of Progaganda and Civilian Bombing. A final chapter examines the aftermath of war with analysis of fictional works such as Tender is the Night and Mrs. Dalloway. Each chapter concludes with questions for classroom discussions and assignments as well as suggested further readings.

 

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War at the Front An Analysis of Ernest Hemingways A Farewe11 to Arms 1929 Erich Maria Remarques A11 Quiet on the Western Front 1929 and R...
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FROM THE JEVTIC ACCOUNT OF THE ASSASSINATION OF ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND 28 JUNE 1914
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FROM THE BLANK CHECK COMMUNIQUE 6 JULY 1914
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FROM THE AUSTROHUNGARIAN ULTIMATUM TO SERBIA 23 JULY 1914
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FROM THE AUSTROHUNGARIAN DECLARATION OF WAR ON SERBIA 28 JULY 1914
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FROM THE GERMAN DECLARATION OF WAR ON RUSSIA 1 AUGUST 1914
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FROM THE GERMAN REQUEST FOR FREE PASSAGE THROUGH BELGIUM 2 AUGUST 1914
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FROM THE BELGIAN REFUSAL OF FREE PASSAGE 3 AUGUST 1914
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Women and the Home Front An Analysis of Edith Whartons A Son at the Front 1922
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TURNING TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH CHARLOTTE KELLOGG
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War Poetry and Pat Barkers Regeneration 1991
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FROM SIEGFRIED SASSOONS A SOLDIERS DECLARATION COUNTERATTACK
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THE MAGAZINE OF THE CRAIGLOCKHART WAR HOSPITAL NO7 21 JULY 1917
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The Strategic Technology of Modern Warfare Propaganda and Civilian Bombing
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FROM PROPAGANDA POSTERS
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FROM PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS
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FROM KING ALBERT IS SPEECH TO THE BELGIAN PARLIAMENT 4 AUGUST 1914
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FROM CLEMENCEAUS CALL TO ARMS 5 AUGUST 1914
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FROM PRESIDENT WILSONS DECLARATION OF NEUTRALITY 19 AUGUST 1914
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FROM THE TRIPLE ENTENTE DECLARATION ON NO SEPARATE PEACE 4 SEPTEMBER 1914
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FROM MARSHAL JOFFRES REPORT ON THE MARNE AUGUSTSEPTEMBER 1914
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FROM TRENCH WARFARE BEGINS ON THE AISNE 18 SEPTEMBER 1914
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DECEMBER 1915
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FROM THE GERMAN DESERTERS WAR EXPERIENCE ANONYMOUS TRANSLATED BY J KOETTGEN 1917
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FROM A VOLUNTEER POILU HENRY SHEEHAN 1916
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FROM DIARY MARINE FLYER IN FRANCE CAPTAIN ALFRED A CUNNINGHAM NOVEMBER 1917 TO JANUARY 1918
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FROM THE GREAT ZEPPELIN RAID 31 JANUARY 1916
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FROM FACE TO FACE WITH KAISERISM JAMES W GERARD 1918
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Aftermath An Analysis of F Scott Fitzgeralds Tender Is the Night 1935 Virginia Woolfs Mrs Da11oivay 1925 and Paul Wests Loues Mansion 1992
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FROM PEACE TREATY OF BRESTLITOVSK 3 MARCH 1918
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FROM THE ARMISTICE DEMANDS 11 NOVEMBER 1918
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FROM PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSONS FOURTEEN POINTS 8 JANUARY 1918
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AND ANNEX OF THE COVENANT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS 28 JUNE 1919
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FROM THE BALFOUR DECLARATION 1917
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Index
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JAMES H. MEREDITH is a former Lieutenant Colonel and professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy. He has served on several Literary Society boards, and is frequently writes on such literary figures as Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Stephen Crane, Joseph Heller. He also writes on such historic figures and topics as Theodore Roosevelt, the American Civil War, and World War II. He is the author of Understanding the Literature of World War II (Greenwood, 1999).

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