War and the novelist : appraising the American war novel

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War and the novelist : appraising the American war novel

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Peter G., 1929-
dc.coverage.temporal 1900-1999
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T21:44:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T21:44:20Z
dc.date.issued 1976
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15736
dc.description Includes index.
dc.description Bibliography: pages 239-256.
dc.description.abstract This study, based on a comprehensive examination of a representative cross-section of the literature, attempts a fresh evaluation of the contemporary American War novel. Many of the authors discussed here have done more than simply recast their own wartime experiences. This analysis stresses four dominant themes that issue from the entire body of works: first, the war novel as Bildungsroman (the novel of education); second, developing attitudes toward military commanders; third, relationships of sexuality and the violence of War; and fourth, impressions and explorations of the psychology of combat. The works covered include novels of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, published between 1944 and 1968. To keep the study manageable, I omit novels about prisoners of war and the Cold War.
dc.description.tableofcontents The war novel as Bildungsroman -- The literature of command -- Sexuality and violence in the war novel -- The psychology of combat -- At war with technology: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
dc.format.extent x, 260 pages
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartof University of Missouri Press (MU)
dc.subject.lcsh American fiction -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh War in literature
dc.title War and the novelist : appraising the American war novel en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri Press
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