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The Resource Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren

Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren

Label
Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction
Title
Scars to prove it
Title remainder
the Civil War soldier and American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Craig A. Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the first cannon sounded over Charleston Harbor in 1861, it announced the beginning of an American literary phenomenon. Readers North and South hungered for imaginative writing about the escalating war, and canny publishers were swift to deliver. Today even the most conservative estimate would place the total number of Civil War novels at well over one thousand, and this figure does not account for the thousands of war related stories published in journals, newspapers, and magazines since 1861"--The Introduction. This examination of the interaction between fictional representations of the Civil War and the memoirs and autobiographies of Civil War soldiers argues that veterans' accounts taught later generations to represent the conflict in terms of individual experiences, revealing how national identity developed according to written records of the past. The author explores seven popular novels about the Civil War: The Red Badge of Courage, Gone with the Wind, None Shall Look Back, The Judas Field, The Unvanquished, The Killer Angels, and Absalom, Absalom! His study reveals that the war owes much of its cultural power to a large but overlooked genre of writing: postwar memoirs, regimental histories, and other narratives authored by Union and Confederate veterans. He contends that literary scholars and historians took seriously the influence that veterans' narratives had on the shape and character of Civil War fiction. This work fills a gap in the study of Civil War literature and is appropriate for those interested in the literature, military writing, and literary studies related to the Civil War
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Craig A
Dewey number
813.009358737
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C53
LC item number
W37 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers' writings, American
  • War and literature
  • Soldiers in literature
  • War in literature
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers in literature
  • Soldiers' writings, American
  • War and literature
  • War in literature
  • United States
  • Literatur
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Soldat
  • USA
Label
Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 200-214) index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Various veterans had told him tales: The Red Badge Of Courage and an inclusive Civil War literature -- For was I not a soldier, enlisted for the war? : female veterans in Gone with the Wind and None Shall Look Back -- The eggshell shibboleth of caste and color too: civilian narrators in Absalom, Absalom! and The Unvanquished -- Each man has his own reason to die: the triumph of the individual in The Killer Angels -- Grief crowded the secret rooms of their hearts: haunted veterans in The Judas Field
Control code
815970778
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612775609
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815970778
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 200-214) index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Various veterans had told him tales: The Red Badge Of Courage and an inclusive Civil War literature -- For was I not a soldier, enlisted for the war? : female veterans in Gone with the Wind and None Shall Look Back -- The eggshell shibboleth of caste and color too: civilian narrators in Absalom, Absalom! and The Unvanquished -- Each man has his own reason to die: the triumph of the individual in The Killer Angels -- Grief crowded the secret rooms of their hearts: haunted veterans in The Judas Field
Control code
815970778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612775609
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815970778
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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