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The Resource Mourning and mysticism in First World War literature and beyond : grappling with ghosts, George M. Johnson, Professor and Chair, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Mourning and mysticism in First World War literature and beyond : grappling with ghosts, George M. Johnson, Professor and Chair, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

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Mourning and mysticism in First World War literature and beyond : grappling with ghosts
Title
Mourning and mysticism in First World War literature and beyond
Title remainder
grappling with ghosts
Statement of responsibility
George M. Johnson, Professor and Chair, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did people respond to the overwhelming loss of loved ones during the First World War? Many took their lead from iconic early twentieth-century writers, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Oliver Lodge, J.M. Barrie, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Wilfred Owen, and Aldous Huxley, among others, who embraced some form of mysticism as a means of coping. These figures had experienced profound losses and even trauma in their early lives, sensitizing them to losses of loved ones during the war and making these writers receptive to the possibility of communicating with spirits. Most of these writers had become fascinated with the work of Frederic Myers and other key psychical researchers regarding potential extensions of personality, including telepathy, clairvoyance, and automatic writing, phenomena which supported the possibility that personality survived death. Mourning and Mysticism in First World War Literature and Beyond skilfully weaves psychology, history, psychobiography and literary analysis to show that these writers' engagement with mysticism and spiritualism in particular was not deluded, but at least in some situations constituted a more ethical, creative and therapeutic form of mourning than drawing solace from state-sanctioned representations of mourning such as war memorials"--
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1961-
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Johnson, George M.
Dewey number
820.9/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.W65
LC item number
J64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • English literature
  • Mourning customs in literature
  • Mysticism in literature
  • Spiritualism in literature
  • HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • PHILOSOPHY / Religious
Label
Mourning and mysticism in First World War literature and beyond : grappling with ghosts, George M. Johnson, Professor and Chair, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898925014
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9781137332028
Lccn
2015001306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898925014
Label
Mourning and mysticism in First World War literature and beyond : grappling with ghosts, George M. Johnson, Professor and Chair, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
898925014
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9781137332028
Lccn
2015001306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898925014

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