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Writing Against War : Literature, Activism, and the British Peace Movement (Paperback) (Charles Andrews)

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In Writing against War, Charles Andrews integrates literary analysis and peace studies to create innovative new ways to view experimental British fiction in the interwar period.
The cataclysm of the First World War gave rise to the British Peace Movement, a spectrum of pacifist, internationalist, and antiwar organizations and individuals. Antiwar sentiments found expression not only in editorials, criticism, and journalism but also in novels and other works of literature. Writing against War examines the work of Aldous Huxley, Storm Jameson, Siegfried Sassoon, Rose Macaulay, and Virginia Woolf to analyze the effects of their attempts to employ fiction in the service of peace activism. It further traces how Huxley, Woolf, and others sought to reconcile their antiwar beliefs with implacable military violence.
The British Peace Movement's failure to halt the rise of fascism and the Second World War continues to cast a shadow over contemporary pacifist movements. Writing about War will fascinate scholars of peace studies and literature and offers valuable insights for current-day peace activists and artists who seek to integrate creativity with activism.
Number of Pages: 236
Genre: Literary Criticism, Political Science
Series Title: Cultural Expressions Of World War II
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
Author: Charles Andrews
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2017
TCIN: 51770733
UPC: 9780810134980
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-7627
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