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The Resource British Writers and the Approach of World War II, Steven Ellis, University of Birmingham

British Writers and the Approach of World War II, Steven Ellis, University of Birmingham

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British Writers and the Approach of World War II
Title
British Writers and the Approach of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Steven Ellis, University of Birmingham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book considers the literary construction of what E. M. Forster calls 'the 1939 State', namely the anticipation of the Second World War between the Munich crisis of 1938 and the end of the Phoney War in the spring of 1940. Steve Ellis investigates not only myriad responses to the imminent war but also various peace aims and plans for post-war reconstruction outlined by such writers as T. S. Eliot, H. G. Wells, J. B. Priestley, George Orwell, E. M. Forster and Leonard and Virginia Woolf. He argues that the work of these writers is illuminated by the anxious tenor of this period. The result is a novel study of the 'long 1939', which transforms readers' understanding of the literary history of the eve-of-war era"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Ellis, Steve
Dewey number
820.9/00912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR471
LC item number
.E45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • War and literature
  • Nineteen thirty-nine, A.D
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • English literature
  • Nineteen thirty-nine, A.D
  • War and literature
  • Great Britain
Label
British Writers and the Approach of World War II, Steven Ellis, University of Birmingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The 1939 State -- 1. Post-Munich I: T. S. Eliot and the Spiritual Revival -- 2. Post-Munich II: Literature of the Crisis -- 3. H.G. Wells and the New World Order -- 4. Orwell, Forster and the Role of the Writer -- 5. Virginia Woolf and the Theatre of War --Conclusion: Ends and Beginnings?
Control code
879538785
Extent
x, pages cm.
Isbn
9781107054585
Lccn
2014009767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)879538785
Label
British Writers and the Approach of World War II, Steven Ellis, University of Birmingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The 1939 State -- 1. Post-Munich I: T. S. Eliot and the Spiritual Revival -- 2. Post-Munich II: Literature of the Crisis -- 3. H.G. Wells and the New World Order -- 4. Orwell, Forster and the Role of the Writer -- 5. Virginia Woolf and the Theatre of War --Conclusion: Ends and Beginnings?
Control code
879538785
Extent
x, pages cm.
Isbn
9781107054585
Lccn
2014009767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)879538785

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