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The Resource Imagining home : American war fiction from Hemingway to 9/11, Susan Farrell

Imagining home : American war fiction from Hemingway to 9/11, Susan Farrell

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Imagining home : American war fiction from Hemingway to 9/11
Title
Imagining home
Title remainder
American war fiction from Hemingway to 9/11
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Susan Farrell
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Language
eng
Summary
War has often been seen as the domain of men and thus irrelevant to gender analysis, and American writers have frequently examined war according to traditional gender expectations: that boys become men by going to war and girls become women by building a home. Yet the writers discussed in this book complicate these expectations, since their female characters often take part directly in war and especially since their male characters repeatedly imagine domestic spaces for themselves in the midst of war. Chapters on Hemingway and the First World War, Kurt Vonnegut and the Second World War, and Tim O'Brien and the Vietnam War place these writers in their particular historical and cultural contexts while tracing similarities in their depiction of gender relationships, imagined domestic spaces, and the representability of trauma. The book concludes by examining post-9/11 American literature, probing what happens when the front lines actually come home to Americans. While much has been written about Hemingway, Vonnegut, O'Brien, and even 9/11 literature separately, this study is the first to bring them together in order to examine views about war, gender, and domesticity over a hundred-year period. It argues that 9/11 literature follows a long tradition of American writing about war in which the domestic and public realms are inextricably intertwined and in which imagined domestic spaces can provide a window into representing wartime trauma, an experience often thought to be unrepresentable or incomprehensible to those who were not actually there. Susan Farrell is Professor of English at the College of Charleston
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UkCbUP
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1963-
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Farrell, Susan Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.5093581
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W65
LC item number
F38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in American literature and culture
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  • War stories, American
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Home in literature
  • War in literature
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • O'Brien, Tim
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Imagining home : American war fiction from Hemingway to 9/11, Susan Farrell
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781787440661
Extent
1 online resource (223 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781640140011
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Imagining home : American war fiction from Hemingway to 9/11, Susan Farrell
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 Aug 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781787440661
Extent
1 online resource (223 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781640140011
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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