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Author Sanborn, Wallis R., 1964-
Title The American novel of war : a critical analysis and classification system / Wallis R. Sanborn, III.
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012.
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 Floor4  PS374.W35 S26 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 232 p. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The defining characteristics of the American novel of war as found in American poems, short stories, dramas, and memoirs of war -- War as central action -- The violence of war -- The rhetoric of war -- The equipage of war -- Death of fighting peers -- Death of noncombatants -- Omnipresent death and destruction -- The oppositional dyad between occupying/invading forces and indigenous/local peoples -- The oppositional dyad between officers and enlisted men -- The terrain/weather as enemy -- The burning/fire motif -- Prostitution -- The absurdity of war.
Summary "This work establishes the American Novel of War as its own sub-genre within the greater American Literature of War genre. Each chapter identifies a defining characteristic, analyzes existing criticism, and explores the characteristic in American war novels of record. Topics include violence, war rhetoric, the death of noncombatants, and terrain as an enemy"--Provided by publisher.
Subject War stories, American -- History and criticism.
War and literature -- United States -- History.
War in literature.
ISBN 9780786438631 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786438630 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 791643139