9780739105795

War and Words Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739105795

  • ISBN10:

    0739105795

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-10-17
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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Summary

War and Words is a sweeping study of the profound, painful, and most significantly, defining cultural moments. Working from Homer through to Hemingway and in all traditions, some of the nation's best scholars of literature illustrate how literature and language affect not only the present but also future generations by shaping history even as it represents it. This powerful collection affirms that the humanities remain a site of the most profound reflection on human experience and historical events that have, for better and worse, shaped world civilization.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction War and Words 1(18)
Sara Munson Deats
Lagretta Tallent Lenker
Merry G. Perry
PART I. ARMS AND THE MAN: VOICES FROM THE CENTER
Stories of War and Peace: Sacred, Secular, and Holy
19(24)
Darrell J. Fasching
The Chalice and the Blade: Engendering War in Classical Literature
43(22)
Georgia E. Brown
Violence, Terrorism, and War in Marlowe's Tamburlaine Plays
65(18)
Robert A. Logan
Henry V at War: Christian King or Model Machiavel
83(20)
Sara Munson Deats
``Born for Opposition'': Lord Byron's Irresistible Tug-of-War
103(22)
Maryhelen C. Harmon
``Civilized Barbarity'': Melville and the Dark Paradoxes of Waging Modern War
125(20)
R. Bruce Bickley, Jr.
Editha's War: ``How Glorious!''
145(20)
Rosalie Murphy Baum
Make War on War: A Shavian Conundrum
165(22)
Lagretta Tallent Lenker
Words, War, and Peace: The Nature of Orwell's Pacifism
187(10)
William T. Ross
Understanding Hemingway's Multiple Voices of War: A Rhetorical Study
197(18)
James H. Meredith
PART II. ARMS AND THE OTHER: VOICES FROM THE MARGINS
``Seule la culture desinteressee'': Virginia Woolf, Gender, and Culture in Time of War
215(20)
Merry M. Pawlowski
Propaganda, Militarism, and the Home Front in Helen Zenna Smith's Not So Quiet. . .Stepdaughters of War
235(18)
Celia M. Kingsbury
Who's Speaking? What Are They Saying? Women, Words, and War
253(26)
Ellen B. Kimmel
War of Words: War ``with'' and ``against'' in African American Literature
279(16)
Charles J. Heglar
Epilogue Marlowe in tempore belli 295(22)
Leah S. Marcus
Comprehensive Bibliography 317(18)
Index 335(14)
About the Contributors 349

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