Bodies Of War

Author: Lisa M. Budreau
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 081472518X
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World War I marked the first war in which the United States government and military took full responsibility for the identification, burial, and memorialization of those killed in battle, and as a result, the process of burying and remembering the dead became intensely political. The government and military attempted to create a patriotic consensus on the historical memory of World War I in which war dead were not only honored but used as a symbol to legitimize America's participation in a war not fully supported by all citizens. In this book, the author unpacks the politics and processes of the competing interest groups involved in the three core components of commemoration: repatriation, remembrance, and return. This book emphasizes the inherent tensions in the politics of memorialization and explores how those interests often conflicted with the needs of veterans and relatives.

Reading And Interpreting The Works Of F Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Eva Weisbrod Geertz
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766073467
Size: 12,95 MB
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s books may reflect the glitz and glamour of the 1920s, but was his life anything like that of his characters? Through direct quotations and intriguing biographical information, this text helps readers understand how the era in which Fitzgerald wrote influenced his writing. Excerpts from original works and critical analysis of his themes, style, and word choice allow readers to immerse themselves in his world.

F Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Michael Glenday
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345123
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From his first novel, This Side of Paradise, which brought him a blaze of youthful fame, to his last, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald's appeal as one of America's most quintessential artists has continued to maintain its hold on twenty-first century readers. In this reader-friendly study of Fitzgerald's major fiction, Michael K. Glenday: • offers new readings of the author's canonical works, including The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night, • draws on the very latest research in his reassessment of the ideas and significance of Fitzgerald's major novels, • explores the core themes of the novels, as well as their considerable contribution to the spirit and complexity of modern-day American culture. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book is ideal for those seeking a lively, informed introduction to Fitzgerald's fiction, as well as those looking for fresh and original insights into his extraordinary work.

Medieval Latin And Middle English Literature

Author: Christopher Cannon
Editor: DS Brewer
ISBN: 1843842637
Size: 14,26 MB
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Fresh and provocative approaches to the literature of the middle ages, offering close readings of texts from Chaucer to Henryson, and beast fable to devotional works.

The Making Of Home

Author: Judith Flanders
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782393781
Size: 11,74 MB
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The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is no place like home', she was expressing a view that was a culmination of 300 years of economic, physical and emotional change. In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house across northern Europe and America from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, and paints a striking picture of how the homes we know today differ from homes through history. The transformation of houses into homes, she argues, was not a private matter, but an essential ingredient in the rise of capitalism and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Without 'home', the modern world as we know it would not exist, and as Flanders charts the development of ordinary household objects - from cutlery, chairs and curtains, to fitted kitchens, plumbing and windows - she also peels back the myths that surround some of our most basic assumptions, including our entire notion of what it is that makes a family. As full of fascinating detail as her previous bestsellers, The Making of Home is also a book teeming with original and provocative ideas.

Chicorel Index To Short Stories In Anthologies And Collections

Author: Marietta Chicorel
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Fitzgerald S Craft Of Short Fiction

Author: Alice Hall Petry
Editor: Ann Arbor : UMI Research Press
Size: 16,12 MB
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Fitzgerald's Craft of Short Fiction offers a comprehensive study of the four collections of short stories that F.Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) prepared for publication during his lifetime - Flappers and Philosophers (1920), Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), All the Sad Young Men (1926), and Taps at Reveille (1935). These authorized collections - which include works from the entire range of Fitzgerald's career, from his undergraduate days at Princeton to his final contributions to Esquire magazine - provide an overview of his development as a short story writer.

American Studies International

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Language And Creative Illusion

Author: Walter Nash
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582291645
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Language and Creative Illusion discusses the writing process -- a process of creative illusion -- from two distinct levels. One is the mental level of imaginative play, raising questions about aesthetics and stylistics as well as critical interpretation of literary texts. And the other from an editorial level, one that determines patterns of form, punctuation, grammar, etc. The book presents studies of various literary styles, and examines the diverse tools and materials of writing in their relationships to the act of composing.

Prospects For The Study Of American Literature 2

Author: Richard Kopley
Editor: Ams Pr Inc
ISBN: 9780404615987
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What can there possibly be left to say about . . .? This common litany, resonant both in and outside of academia, reflects a growing sense that the number of subjects and authors appropriate for literary study is rapidly becoming exhausted. Take heart, admonishes Richard Kopley in this dynamic new anthology--for this is decidedly not the case. While generations of literary study have unquestionably covered much ground in analyzing canonical writers, many aspects of even the most well-known authors--both their lives and their work-- remain underexamined. Among the authors discussed are T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, Edith Wharton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Zora Neale Hurston, Henry James, Willa Cather, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain.