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The nightmare of history [electronic resource] : the fictions of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence / Helen Wussow.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
The nightmare of history [electronic resource] : the fictions of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence / Helen Wussow.
Personal Author:
Publication Date:
1998
ISBN:
9780585179421
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-197) and index.
Contents:
1. Our sad eventful history : Woolf, Lawrence, and the Great War -- 2. The battle between them : sexual conflict in the early fictions -- 3. The prisonhouse of language : writings of the war years -- 4. The sensless boxing of schoolboys : the sport and comradeship of war -- 5. The silver globe of time : war and history in the postwar fictions.
Abstract:
"The Nightmare of History: The Fictions of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence is an attempt to show the influence of the First World War on the literary and cultural attitudes of these two seminal, yet very different, writers. It demonstrates that Woolf and Lawrence shared many perspectives about the dislocations and horrors created by war, as well as potential, although probably unachievable, cultural resurrection." "Helen Wussow reveals that the authors' uses of language, their shaping of verbal forms applied simultaneously to issues of personal relationship and public or cultural history, show remarkable similarities. She argues that the works of these two authors are informed by the dynamics of conflict. Yet, at the same time, Wussow is always aware of significant differences between Lawrence's and Woolf's fictions."--Jacket.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English