War and Literature: Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts

War and Literature: Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts

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This comprehensive volume analyzes the radical change in the nature of armed conflicts and in the way they are narrated and represented. Ever since the First World War has changed war itself, rendering meaningless the very vocabulary of war in terms such as “battle”, “front”, “non-combatant”, “open city” and “hero”, new words, new approaches, new theories and new texts had to be invented. The enemy became invisible: Submarines, tanks, mines, gas, long-range artillery, and airplanes made this war different from all the other that came before. A hundred years after the beginning of this terrible war, it is now time to recall different representations of the armed conflicts of the 20th century. The articles in this collection analyze representations of the Canudos Civil War in Brazil, the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the colonial wars in Africa, and the war in Afghanistan, aiming to understand how war and the telling of war have changed during the most murderous hundred years in the history of mankind.
The author

About the author

The editors teach and/or research literature in English and German at the Federal University of Miñas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They are founders of the Center for Studies of War and Literature (NEGUE) at the College of Letters at that university.
Additional Information

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Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author W.D. Ehrhart, Olinda Kleiman, Oliver Lubrich, Javier Uriarte, Roberto Vecchi, Helmut Galle, Laura Juárez, Valéria Pereira, Sérgio Marino de Lima, José Otaviano da Mata Machado Silva
Editor Tom Burns, Elcio Cornelsen, Volker Jaeckel, Luiz Gustavo Vieira
Number of pages 266
Language English
Publication date May 1, 2014
Weight (kg) 0.2900
ISBN-13 9783838206776