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eBook The Literature of War, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1558628452
  • ISBN-13: 9781558628458
  • 1422 Pages | eBook 
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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The Literature of War is a three-volume full-color set dealing with a topic that goes beyond the literary perspective to provide the historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it. Explore hundreds of pages that examine profound war-related literature, available now for the first time as a collection in print and eBook editions. Arranged thematically, the three volumes cover: Approaches (the ways we write about war, including propaganda, histories, memoirs, journalism, and satire), Experiences (first-hand accounts from soldiers, nurses, and civilians), and Impacts (the aftermath of war and its impact on communities and individuals). The entries in The Literature of War help readers identify and understand the themes, focus, language, psychological and social impact, and perception of war through the eyes and words of their respective authors, inviting further reading and discussion.

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Literature of Society

Gale's Literature Of Society series examines literary works that deal with social movements, impactful events, and topics that define the societies we live in. From ancient times to the present, books in the series provide literary, historical, and contextual analysis of authors and works that explore who we are and what brings us together. Each book in this ongoing series allows readers to make connections between the socially important works themselves and the society of the time in which they were written. The Literature Of Society series takes a global view of literature, looking at authors from around the world and a variety of historical periods and genres, in order to paint a broad and diverse picture of society from varying points of view. The series provides fresh perspectives on some of the most frequently studied works, yet it also delves into writings that are less well known, but no less important.

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  • The use of standard rubrics allows students and researchers to navigate the entries easily, selecting areas of interest to them that cover each individual title in different ways.
  • Standard rubrics used in each entry include: overview; literary and historical context; themes and style; critical reception; sources; and further reading.


  • Booklist - Editor's Choice 2012
  • RUSA's Outstanding Reference Sources 2013

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  • Casebound Edition
    ISBN-10: 1558628428 | ISBN-13: 9781558628427