Overview:Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror - Sacrifice and Modern War Literature is the first book to explore how writers from the early nineteenth century to the present have addressed the intimacy of sacrifice and war. It has been common for critics to argue that after the First World War many of the cultural and religious values associated with sacrifice have been increasingly rejected by writers and others. However, this volume shows that literature has continued to address how different conceptions of sacrifice have been invoked in times of war to convert losses into gains or ideals. While those conceptions have sometimes been rooted in a secular rationalism that values lost lives in terms of political or national victories, spiritual and religious conceptions of sacrifice are also still in evidence, as with the 'martyrdom operations' of jihadis fighting against the 'war on terror'. Each chapter presents fresh insights into the literature of a particular conflict and the contributions explore major war writers including Wordsworth, Kipling, Ford Madox Ford, and Elizabeth Bowen, as well as lesser known authors such as Dora Sigerson, Richard Aldington, Thomas Kinsella, and Nadeem Aslam. The volume covers multiple genres including novels, poetry (particularly elegy and lyric), memoirs, and some films. The contributions address a rich array of topics related to wartime sacrifice including scapegoating, martyrdom, religious faith, tragedy, heroism, altruism, 'bare life', atonement, and redemption.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726417-9780198806516. It was written by the following authors: Jan-Melissa Schramm, Alex Houen, Warwick Gould. Book Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror, which can be read online, published by the company: Oxford University Press, Open Book Publishers. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Criticism, Poetry, Drama. The book was published on 2018-07-12 00:00:00. It has 304 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 576 g. File for download Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror has PDF format and is called sacrifice-and-modern-war-literature-the-battle-of-waterloo-to-the-war-on-terror.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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