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Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print - Jane Potter

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Modernist texts and writings of protest have until now received most of the critical attention of literary scholars of the First World War. Popular literature with it's penchant for predictable storylines, melodramatic prose, and patriotic rhetoric has been much-maligned or at the very least ignored. Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War redresses the balance. It turns the spotlight on the novels and memoirs of women writers - many of whom are now virtually forgotten - that appealed to a British reading public hungry for amusement, news, and above all, encouragement in the face of uncertainty and grief. The writers of 1914-18 had powerful models for interpreting their war, as a consideration of texts from the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 shows. They were also bolstered by wartime publishing practices that reinforced the sense that their books, whether fiction or non-fiction, were not simply 'light' entertainment but a powerful agents of propaganda. Generously illustrated, Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print is a scholarly yet accessible illumination of a hitherto untapped resource of women's writing and is an important new contribution to the study of the literature of the Great War.

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Author(s):
Jane Potter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199279861
ISBN-13:
9780199279869
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
Clarendon
Title:
Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print

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Modernist texts and writings of protest have until now received most of the critical attention of literary scholars of the First World War. Popular literature with it's penchant for predictable storylines, melodramatic prose, and patriotic rhetoric has been much-maligned or at the very least ignored. Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War redresses the balance. It turns the spotlight on the novels and memoirs of women writers - many of whom are now virtually forgotten - that appealed to a British reading public hungry for amusement, news, and above all, encouragement in the face of uncertainty and grief. The writers of 1914-18 had powerful models for interpreting their war, as a consideration of texts from the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 shows. They were also bolstered by wartime publishing practices that reinforced the sense that their books, whether fiction or non-fiction, were not simply 'light' entertainment but a powerful agents of propaganda. Generously illustrated, Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print is a scholarly yet accessible illumination of a hitherto untapped resource of women's writing and is an important new contribution to the study of the literature of the Great War.

Author(s):
Jane Potter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199279861
ISBN-13:
9780199279869
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
Clarendon
Title:
Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print

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