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The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Hazel Hutchison

Abstract

In this provocative study, the author takes a fresh look at the roles of American writers in helping to shape national opinion and policy during the First World War. From the War's opening salvos in Europe, American writers recognized the impact the War would have on their society and sought out new strategies to express their horror, support, or resignation. By focusing on the writings of Henry James, Edith Wharton, Grace Fallow Norton, Mary Borden, Ellen La Motte, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos, the author examines what it means to be a writer in wartime, particularly in the midst of a ... More

Keywords: American writers, First World War, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Grace Fallow Norton, Mary Borden, Ellen La Motte, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, wartime writer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300195026
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300195026.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hazel Hutchison, author
University of Aberdeen

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