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War and Words: Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare (Hardback)
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War and Words: Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 17/10/2004
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War and Words is a sweeping study of the profound, painful, and most significantly, defining cultural moments. Working from Homer through to Hemingway and in all traditions, some of the nation's best scholars of literature illustrate how literature and language affect not only the present but also future generations by shaping history even as it represents it. This powerful collection affirms that the humanities remain a site of the most profound reflection on human experience and historical events that have, for better and worse, shaped world civilization.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739105795
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 235 x 164 x 33 mm


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This scrupulously gathered collection of essays pursues a striking concept. . . . How does literary genius, from Homer to Shakespeare to Tolstoi and Yeats, manage to lift the horror of war, savagery, and repression into the realm of tragic greatness? The editors have given us much to think out, in the classroom and in our private studies. -- David Bevington, University of Chicago
Highly Recommended. * CHOICE *
An insightful an dthought provoking study, and should be read by anyone interested in the literature of war and how western society views this important and destructive institution. * H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online *

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