Love Letters of the Great War

Author: Mandy Kirkby

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447249933

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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From the private papers of Winston Churchill to the tender notes of an unknown Tommy in the trenches, Love Letters of the Great War brings together some of the most romantic correspondence ever written. Many of the letters collected here are eloquent declarations of love and longing; others contain wrenching accounts of fear, jealousy and betrayal; and a number share sweet dreams of home. But in all the correspondence – whether from British, American, French, German, Russian, Australian and Canadian troops in the height of battle, or from the heartbroken wives and sweethearts left behind – there lies a truly human portrait of love and war. A century on from the First World War, these letters offer an intimate glimpse into the hearts of men and women separated by conflict, and show how love can transcend even the bleakest and most devastating of realities. Edited and introduced by Mandy Kirkby, with a foreword from Orange Prize-winner Helen Dunmore.

Love and Death in the Great War

Author: Andrew J. Huebner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190853921

Category: History

Page: 409

View: 3004


Americans today harbor no strong or consistent collective memory of the First World War. Ask why they fought or what they accomplished, and "democracy" is the most likely if vague response. The circulation of confusing or lofty rationales for intervention started from the moment President Woodrow Wilson secured a war declaration in April 1917. Yet amid those shifting justifications was a more durable and resonant one: Americans would fight for home and family. This book merges the stories of several American families with analysis of wartime popular culture. It argues that family, in lived experience and as symbolic motivator, gave the war meaning, recovering the conflict's personal dimensions. But that narrative had undergone transformative challenges by war's end.

Landscapes and Voices of the Great War

Author: Angela K. Smith,Krista Cowman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351856413

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 9823


Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I Real and Imagined Spaces -- 1 "Funny Men and Charming Girls": Revue and the Theatrical Landscape of 1914-1918 -- 2 "When Words Are Not Enough": The Aural Landscape of Britain's Modern Memory of 1914-18 -- 3 Maisons de Tolérance : The Real and Imagined Sexual Landscapes of the Western Front -- 4 "The Delightful Sense of Personal Contact That Your Letter Aroused": Letters and Intimate Lives in the First World War -- PART II Voices -- 5 "A Certain Poetess": Recuperating Jessie Pope (1868-1941) -- 6 Ventriloquizing Voices in World War I: Scribe, Poetess, Philosopher -- 7 Pacifist Writer, Propagandist Publisher: Rose Macaulay and Hodder & Stoughton -- 8 From Collusion to Condemnation: The Evolving Voice of "Woodbine Willie"--PART III Landscapes -- 9 First World War Nursing Narratives in the Middle East -- 10 Cars in the Desert: Claud H. Williams, S.C. Rolls and the Anglo-Sanusi War -- 11 Murmurs of War: Grace Fallow Norton and "The Red Road"--12 Landscapes of Memory in Centenary Fiction -- Contributors -- Index

The Great War and Americans in Europe, 1914-1917

Author: Kenneth D. Rose

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135180586X

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 8109


Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Great War Chronology -- Introduction -- 1 American Witnesses: Europe Goes to War -- 2 Atrocities -- 3 Militarism -- 4 Men at War -- 5 Women at War -- 6 Reporters -- 7 Diplomats -- 8 The Peaceful Americans -- Conclusion -- Primary Sources with Biographical Notes -- Index

Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Author: Margaretta Jolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136787445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1141

View: 3018


This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.

The Civil War Letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell

Author: Joseph Hopkins Twichell

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820340871

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 5315


In 1861 young Joseph Twichell cut short his seminary studies to become a Union Army chaplain in New York's Excelsior Brigade. A middle-class New England Protestant, Twichell served for three years in a regiment manned mostly by poor Irish American Catholics. This selection of Twichell's letters to his Connecticut family will rank him alongside the Civil War's most literate and insightful firsthand chroniclers of life on the road, in battle, and in camp. As a noncombatant, he at once observed and participated in the momentous events of the Peninsula and Wilderness Campaigns and at the Second Bull Run, as well as at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania. Twichell writes about politics and slavery and the theological and cultural divide between him and his men. Most movingly, he tells of tending the helpless, burying the dead, and counseling the despondent. Alongside accounts of a run-in with slave hunters, a massive withdrawal of wounded soldiers from Richmond, and other extraordinary events, Twichell offers close-up views of his commanding officer, the "political general" Daniel Sickles, surely one of the most colorful and controversial leaders on either side. Civil War scholars and enthusiasts will welcome this fresh voice from an underrepresented class of soldier, the army chaplain. Readers who know of Twichell's later life as a prominent minister and reformer or as Mark Twain's closest friend will appreciate these insights into his early, transforming experiences.

Love Letters of Great Men

Author: Hill Becon Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936136100

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 148

View: 3524


Searching for the book of love letters from the Sex in the City movie? This book contains those letters as well as some of the most passionate and romantic poems and love letters ever written. Explore the private longings and passions of the greatest men in history and the women they loved. Find yourself in the middle of torrid love affairs, undying devotion, and scandalous betrayal as you uncover long-lost correspondences between lovers. From great Kings to War Heroes to Philosophers, spanning a period of five centuries, this collection illustrates that the human desires of sex and love were as powerful then as they are now.

An Intimate History of the Front

Author: J. Crouthamel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376929

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 4870


This eye-opening study gives a nuanced, provocative account of how German soldiers in the Great War experienced and enacted masculinity. Drawing on an array of relevant narratives and media, it explores the ways that both heterosexual and homosexual soldiers expressed emotion, understood romantic ideals, and approached intimacy and sexuality.