Chapter 3. Responses to War: 1914–1918 and 1939–1945

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor3 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor4
  1. Richard Greaves Associate Lecturer1,2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch3

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Greaves, R. (2008) Responses to War: 1914–1918 and 1939–1945, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 4

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liverpool Hope University College, Royal Holloway, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, UK

  2. 2

    Loughborough Grammar School, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • short story providing - responses to epic events as World Wars I and II;
  • short stories of the Great War;
  • Virginia Woolf's “The Mark on the Wall”- modernist concern with inside of consciousness and thought;
  • experimental and traditional short stories response to wars;
  • stories of Richard Aldington in Roads to Glory - desolation and human suffering in the Western Front;
  • responses to War - 1914–1918 and 1939–1945;
  • “Meditation on a German Grave”- opposition between natural imagery and social world;
  • sense of psychological and emotional damage and loss - bringing home effects of war on humanity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading