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20090730

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Description for 20090730 Paperback. Examines the interaction between fictional representations of the Civil War and the memoirs and autobiographies of Civil War soldiers. This book 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. Num Pages: 224 pages, notes, bibliography, index. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; DS; HBWJ. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 17. Weight in Grams: 395.
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. Author Craig A. Warren 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 ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Scars to Prove it: The Civil War Soldier and American Fiction
Condition
New
Place of Publication
Kent, OH, United States
ISBN
9781606350157
SKU
V9781606350157
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Craig A. Warren is assistant professor of English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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"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 ... Read more

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