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Author Neimneh, Shadi
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Content type Text
Publisher Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.
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Date Created 2015-02-09
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) P1-1091 ♦ PR1-9680
Subject Keyword Linguistics ♦ English literature ♦ Anglo-American Fiction ♦ The Great War ♦ Language and Literature ♦ Philology ♦ Modernism ♦ Representation ♦ Social Reality
Abstract This paper looks at the representation of war in fiction as a catastrophic social event. In studying or teaching the Great War as represented in modernist literature, we have to acknowledge that fiction, and despite its overlap with history or historical value, is not mere history. War literature retains a powerful sociological orientation. The novels discussed in this paper push real war action to the background and highlight, instead, the impact of war on the subjective lives of individuals and their social interaction. Modernism is not primarily concerned with accurately reproducing the war, but rather with impressionistic details, i.e. the impact of war on introverted lives. Therefore, the real value of such novels is not documentary or historical but social and psychological.
ISSN 22003452
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-11-01
e-ISSN 22003592
Journal International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 6
Page Count 9
Starting Page 122
Ending Page 130


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