The Resource Loving arms : British women writing the Second World War, Karen Schneider

Loving arms : British women writing the Second World War, Karen Schneider

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Loving arms : British women writing the Second World War
Title
Loving arms
Title remainder
British women writing the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Karen Schneider
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Loving Arms examines the war-related writings of five British women whose words explore the connections among gender, war, and story-telling. While not the first study to relate the subjects of gender and war, it is the first within a growing body of criticism to focus specifically on British culture during and after World War II. How a story is narrated and by whom are matters of no small importance. As widely defined and accepted, war stories are men's stories. If we are to hear another story of war, then we must listen to the stories women tell. Many of the war stories written by women insist that war is not the condition of men but rather the condition of humanity, beginning with relations between the sexes
  • For the five women whose work is examined in Loving Arms - Stevie Smith, Katharine Burdekin, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Doris Lessing - this last point was particularly relevant. Their positions as women within a patriarchal, militarist culture that was externally threatened by an overtly fascist one led to an acute ambivalence, says Schneider. Though all five women perceived the war from substantially different perspectives, each in her own way exposed and critiqued the seductive power of war and war stories, with their densely interwoven tropes of masculinity and nationalism. Yet these writers' conflicting impulses of loyalty to England and resistance to the war betray their ambivalence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Schneider, Karen
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.W67
LC item number
S36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women and literature
  • English literature
  • War stories, English
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature et guerre
  • Femmes et guerre
  • Weltkrieg <1939-1945, Motiv>
  • Literatur
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Label
Loving arms : British women writing the Second World War, Karen Schneider
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-215) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Narrating War -- 1. Discerning the Plots -- 2. Inscribing An/Other Story: Katharine Burdekin, Stevie Smith, and the Move toward Rebellion -- 3. Double-Voiced Discourse: Elizabeth Bowen's Collaboration and Resistance -- 4. Re-Plotting the War(s): Virginia Woolf's Radical Legacy -- 5. A Different Story: Doris Lessing's Great Escape -- Coda: As Time Goes By
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780813119809
Lccn
96005744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34411880
  • (OCoLC)ocm34411880
Label
Loving arms : British women writing the Second World War, Karen Schneider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-215) 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
Contents
Introduction: Narrating War -- 1. Discerning the Plots -- 2. Inscribing An/Other Story: Katharine Burdekin, Stevie Smith, and the Move toward Rebellion -- 3. Double-Voiced Discourse: Elizabeth Bowen's Collaboration and Resistance -- 4. Re-Plotting the War(s): Virginia Woolf's Radical Legacy -- 5. A Different Story: Doris Lessing's Great Escape -- Coda: As Time Goes By
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780813119809
Lccn
96005744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34411880
  • (OCoLC)ocm34411880

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