By Hazel Hutchison
During this provocative examine, Hazel Hutchison takes a clean examine the jobs of yankee writers in supporting to form nationwide opinion and coverage through the First international battle. From the war’s beginning salvos in Europe, American writers famous the influence the warfare may have on their society and sought out new innovations to precise their horror, help, or resignation. through targeting the writings of Henry James, Edith Wharton, Grace Fallow Norton, Mary Borden, Ellen los angeles Motte, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos, Hutchison examines what it capacity to be a author in wartime, quite in the middle of a clash characterised by means of censorship and propaganda. Drawing on unique letters and manuscripts, a few by no means prior to visible by means of researchers, this e-book explores how the essays, poetry, and novels of those seven literary figures prompted America’s public view of occasions, from August 1914 in the course of the Paris Peace convention of 1919, and finally set the literary schedule for later, extra celebrated texts concerning the war.
note: the canopy of this booklet indicates the subtitle to be 'American Writers in a ecu clash, 1914-1918.' Yale indicates in a different way, as does the identify web page of the e-book, regardless of the canopy photo contained.
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