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The Resource The gun and the pen : Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the fiction of mobilization, Keith Gandal

The gun and the pen : Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the fiction of mobilization, Keith Gandal

Label
The gun and the pen : Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the fiction of mobilization
Title
The gun and the pen
Title remainder
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the fiction of mobilization
Statement of responsibility
Keith Gandal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this work of literary and historical scholarship, Keith Gandal shows that Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner were motivated, in their famous postwar novels, not by their experiences of the horrors of war but rather by their failure to have those experiences." "These "quintessential" male American novelists of the 1920s were all, for different reasons, deemed unsuitable as candidates for full military service or command. As a result, Gandal contends, they felt themselves emasculated - not, as the usual story goes, due to their encounters with trench warfare, but because they got nowhere near the trenches or the real action. By bringing to light previously unexamined archival records from the U.S. Army, The Gun and the Pen demonstrates that the frustration of these authors' military ambitions took place in the forgotten context of a whole new set of methods employed in the mobilization for the Great War - unprecedented procedures that aimed to transform the Army into a meritocratic institution, indifferent to ethnic and class difference (though not to racial difference). For these Lost Generation writers, the humiliating failure vis-a-vis the U.S. Army became a failure to compete successfully in a rising social order and against a new set of people."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gandal, Keith
Dewey number
813/.509358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W65
LC item number
G36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Faulkner, William
  • American fiction
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War and society
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • United States
Label
The gun and the pen : Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the fiction of mobilization, Keith Gandal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-254) 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
173480545
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780195338911
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007039406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173480545
Label
The gun and the pen : Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the fiction of mobilization, Keith Gandal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-254) 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
173480545
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780195338911
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007039406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173480545

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