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Women's Fiction and the Great Warby Suzanne Raitt
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The Great War stimulated a sudden growth in the novel industry, and the trauma of the war continued to reverberate through much of the fiction published in the years that followed its inglorious end. The essays in this volume, by a number of leading critics in the field, considers some of the best-known, and some of the least-known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. Ranging from Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and H.D. to Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby, and Mary Butts, the contributors challenge current thinking about women's responses to the First World War and explore the differences between women writers of the period, thus questioning the very categorization of "women's writing."
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Challenging current thinking about women's responses to the First World War, and questioning--even as it supports--the categorization of "women's writing," this volume considers some of the best known, and some of the least known, women writers on whose work the war left its impression. The writing of some of the most famous modernist women writers--including Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and HD is reassessed as war literature, and the work of long-neglected authors such as Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby, and Mary Butts is at last given serious attention.
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A collection of essays on women's writing of World War I. This volume considers some of the best known, and some of the least known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. Among those studied are Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby and Mary Butts.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -288) and index.
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