Edith Wharton's Writings from the Great War

Edith Wharton's Writings from the Great War


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Edith Wharton resided in France during World War I, visiting combat zones and hospitals and working tirelessly with refugee and children's relief organizations. In magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, Saturday Evening Post, and Scribner's, she wrote prodigiously about the war - dispatches, feature articles, and poems. During this time she also completed a number of short stories, two books (Summer and The Marne), and the essays that were collected in French Ways and Their Meaning. The war remained a topic for her after its conclusion, most notably in her 1923 novel. A Son at the Front. Yet none of this work has received the critical attention it deserves. Julie Olin-Ammentorp, through her detailed examination of a wide range of texts, including archival sources and materials long out of print, reclaims Wharton's war writings and places her in the company of other ""Great War"" writers. Olin-Ammentorp integrates all of Wharton's war-time literary genres, discusses common themes, and examines issues such as Wharton's exclusion from the canon of Great War writers; the effect of the war on her choice of subject, style, and tone; her shifting perspective on the war itself.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813027302
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9780813027302
  • ISBN10: 0813027306

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