Competing narratives : British memoirs and fictions of the First World War

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Competing Narratives: British Memoirs and Fictions of the First World War examines five figures of British modernism who lived through the First World War and wrote canonical war books about their experiences. I use the prose narratives of Richard Aldington, Edmund Blunden, Vera Brittain, Robert Graves, and Siegfried Sassoon to investigate the complex boundaries of the memoir, novel, and autobiography genres. I argue that, given cultural and historical context of the First World War, the irreconcilable tensions between these genres forced these authors to write their narratives in multiple forms.


Type of resource text
Form electronic; electronic resource; remote
Extent 1 online resource.
Publication date 2011
Issuance monographic
Language English


Associated with Weare, Jessica Reid
Associated with Stanford University, English Department
Primary advisor Castle, Terry
Primary advisor Jenkins, Nicholas
Thesis advisor Castle, Terry
Thesis advisor Jenkins, Nicholas
Thesis advisor Greene, Roland, 1957-
Advisor Greene, Roland, 1957-


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Statement of responsibility Jessica Reid Weare.
Note Submitted to the Department of English.
Thesis Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2011.
Location electronic resource

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© 2011 by Jessica Reid Weare
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).

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