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The Resource British literature of the Blitz : fighting the people's war, Kristine A. Miller

British literature of the Blitz : fighting the people's war, Kristine A. Miller

Label
British literature of the Blitz : fighting the people's war
Title
British literature of the Blitz
Title remainder
fighting the people's war
Statement of responsibility
Kristine A. Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Analyzing conflicted representations of class and gender in British literature and film of the Blitz, this book interrogates the ideal of the People's War, which claimed to unite men and women of all classes in defense of the home front. The paradox of the People's War is that it counters a totalitarian threat with a potentially totalizing ideal: because it is both patriotic and utopian, the rhetoric resists critique, even though the right to question compulsory nationalism was precisely what Britain was fighting for. Above all else, British Literature of the Blitz values the voicing of individual opinion, even - or especially - when individuals do not agree: a utopia that denies the freedom to critique utopianism is no utopia at all."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Kristine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War and literature
  • War in literature
  • Ideology in literature
Label
British literature of the Blitz : fighting the people's war, Kristine A. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • fighting the People's War.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Mobile Women in Elizabeth Bowen's War Writing.
  • p. 26
  • 2.
  • Immobile Women in Rosamond Lehmann's War Writing.
  • p. 59
  • 3.
  • Real Men in Henry Green's War Writing.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • No Escape in the Detective and Spy Fiction of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Graham Greene.
  • p. 116
  • 5.
  • Film-Minded Public.
  • p. 152
  • Notes.
  • p. 189
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 209
Control code
021679591
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780230573659
Lccn
2008029948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
British literature of the Blitz : fighting the people's war, Kristine A. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • fighting the People's War.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Mobile Women in Elizabeth Bowen's War Writing.
  • p. 26
  • 2.
  • Immobile Women in Rosamond Lehmann's War Writing.
  • p. 59
  • 3.
  • Real Men in Henry Green's War Writing.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • No Escape in the Detective and Spy Fiction of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Graham Greene.
  • p. 116
  • 5.
  • Film-Minded Public.
  • p. 152
  • Notes.
  • p. 189
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 209
Control code
021679591
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780230573659
Lccn
2008029948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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