The Resource Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren

Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren

Label
Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction
Title
Scars to prove it
Title remainder
the Civil War soldier and American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Craig A. Warren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 figure does not account for the thousands of war related stories published in journals, newspapers, and magazines since 1861." -- from the Introduction. 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. The author 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 large but overlooked genre of writing: postwar memoirs, regimental histories, and other narratives authored by Union and Confederate veterans. He contends that literary scholars and historians took seriously the influence that veterans' narratives had on the shape and character of Civil War fiction. This work fills a gap in the study of Civil War literature and is appropriate for those interested in the literature, military writing, and literary studies related to the Civil War
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Craig A
Dewey number
813.009358737
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C53
LC item number
W37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers' writings, American
  • War and literature
  • Soldiers in literature
  • War in literature
Label
Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (p. 200-214) index
Contents
Various veterans had told him tales: The Red Badge Of Courage and an inclusive Civil War literature -- For was I not a soldier, enlisted for the war? : female veterans in Gone with the Wind and None Shall Look Back -- The eggshell shibboleth of caste and color too: civilian narrators in Absalom, Absalom! and The Unvanquished -- Each man has his own reason to die: the triumph of the individual in The Killer Angels -- Grief crowded the secret rooms of their hearts: haunted veterans in The Judas Field
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 223 p.
Isbn
9781606350157
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001492
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2096990-01umb_inst
  • 2203020
  • (Sirsi) i9781606350157
  • (OCoLC)299281322
Label
Scars to prove it : the Civil War soldier and American fiction, Craig A. Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (p. 200-214) index
Contents
Various veterans had told him tales: The Red Badge Of Courage and an inclusive Civil War literature -- For was I not a soldier, enlisted for the war? : female veterans in Gone with the Wind and None Shall Look Back -- The eggshell shibboleth of caste and color too: civilian narrators in Absalom, Absalom! and The Unvanquished -- Each man has his own reason to die: the triumph of the individual in The Killer Angels -- Grief crowded the secret rooms of their hearts: haunted veterans in The Judas Field
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 223 p.
Isbn
9781606350157
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001492
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2096990-01umb_inst
  • 2203020
  • (Sirsi) i9781606350157
  • (OCoLC)299281322

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