Great War Literature. World War I In US-American War Novels


Essay, 2015

4 Pages, Grade: 1


Abstract or Introduction

World War I left significant traces in contemporary US-American novels. Many leading authors embraced the war theme and produced novels reflective of their own attitudes and experiences. Patriotism and idealism first predominated novel writing, later they gave way to pacifism and realism. The generations of writers were struggling for adequate ways to convey the horrors of modern warfare to their readers. Whereas the older authors lacked experiences at the front and fell back on well-proven means of expression, their younger colleagues had been to the front and tried new forms of representation. Given the literary and historical developments of the following years, it comes as no surprise that the novels of the traditionalists soon fell into disrepute and the anti-war novels of the former soldiers and the protest novels of the modernists found more and more appreciation.

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Title
Great War Literature. World War I In US-American War Novels
Grade
1
Author
Year
2015
Pages
4
Catalog Number
V295671
ISBN (eBook)
9783656936053
ISBN (Book)
9783656936060
File size
357 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Great War, American Literature, Willa Cather, One of Ours, Edith Wharton, A Son at the Front, Thomas Boyd, Through the Wheat, Company K, John Dos Passos, Three Soldiers, e.e.cummings, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Soldier’s Pay, A Farewell to Arm, War Fiction, First World War, Lusitania, Woodrow Wilson, William March
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Bernhard Wenzl (Author), 2015, Great War Literature. World War I In US-American War Novels, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/295671

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