The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War
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 in the course of the First international battle. From the war’s commencing salvos in Europe, American writers famous the effect the battle might have on their society and sought out new recommendations to precise their horror, aid, or resignation. by means of concentrating on the writings of Henry James, Edith Wharton, Grace Fallow Norton, Mary Borden, Ellen l. a. Motte, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos, Hutchison examines what it ability to be a author in wartime, relatively in the middle of a clash characterised by means of censorship and propaganda. Drawing on unique letters and manuscripts, a few by no means ahead of obvious by way of researchers, this ebook explores how the essays, poetry, and novels of those seven literary figures inspired America’s public view of occasions, from August 1914 throughout the Paris Peace convention of 1919, and eventually set the literary time table for later, extra celebrated texts in regards to the war.
note: the canopy of this publication indicates the subtitle to be 'American Writers in a eu clash, 1914-1918.' Yale indicates in a different way, as does the name web page of the publication, regardless of the canopy photo contained.