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by SAMUEL HYNES

ISBN: 0712650415
ISBN13: 978-0712650410
Language: English
Publisher: PIMLICO; New Ed edition (1992)
Pages: 528
Category: Europe
Subategory: History

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It shows how English culture adapted itself to the needs of killing, how our stereotypes of the war gradually took shape and how the nations thought and imagination were profoundly and irretrievably changed.

Samuel Hynes examines the process of that transformation. He explores a vast cultural mosaic comprising novels and poetry, music and theatre, journalism, paintings, films, parliamentary debates, public monuments, sartorial fashions, personal diaries and letters.

Hynes does not dismiss the leading lights of First World War literature, he adequately examines Sassoon, Owen, Brooke, Graves et al, but moves pretty quickly beyond the poetry and the pity of war that has come to so define it. He shows that a multitude of servicemen on all sides were. He shows that a multitude of servicemen on all sides were, through literature, trying to comprehend their place in the conflict for themselves and for their own sense of posterity. These were the books I wanted to read.

A War Imagined is the second of these books - the first being The Edwardian Turn of Mind which covers 1901-1914 and the subsequent book is The Auden Generation which overlaps with this one a bit, focusing on the interwar years

A War Imagined is the second of these books - the first being The Edwardian Turn of Mind which covers 1901-1914 and the subsequent book is The Auden Generation which overlaps with this one a bit, focusing on the interwar years. In A War Imagined he argues that the war was not just the great historical event of its tim but the great imaginative event of its time.

His other books include On War and Writing (University of Chicago Press, 2018), A War Imagined, The Growing Seasons and . Hynes, Samuel Lynn (1991). A war imagined: the First World War and English culture. ISBN 978-0-689-12128-9.

His other books include On War and Writing (University of Chicago Press, 2018), A War Imagined, The Growing Seasons and The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2014.

book by Samuel Hynes. ISBN13:9780689121289.

But the serious soldier-poets of World War I met the challenge of representing the new reality inaugurated by the war by engaging in their own poetic struggles with the received and emergent aesthetic traditions of their day. These traditions offered a variety of acceptable an. . These traditions offered a variety of acceptable and unacceptable ideological options to both English and Continental poets writing in the early decades. of the twentieth century. One outcome of these struggles was that the British poets generally rejected.

Hynes has written a sensitive study of British responses to the war and presents a successful blend of literary and historical scholarship largely based on a.

Hynes has written a sensitive study of British responses to the war and presents a successful blend of literary and historical scholarship largely based on a comprehensive reading of the vast literary and artistic. A well-known scholar tackles one of the major themes of the century: How was the Great War-unprecedented in its grimness-perceived, understood and remembered?

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Globus
This is a brilliant piece of scholarship which surveys British attitudes before, during, and after World War I. The war brought on huge changes in outlook, and Hynes is very good in showing how what had been thought of as Edwardian England never recovered from the impact of events.

Rageseeker
Hynes' "trilogy" on British culture during the first half of the twentieth century is an important, although just slightly dated, critical interpretation. A War Imagined is the second of these books - the first being The Edwardian Turn of Mind which covers 1901-1914 and the subsequent book is The Auden Generation which overlaps with this one a bit, focusing on the interwar years. In A War Imagined he argues that the war was not just the great historical event of its tim but the great imaginative event of its time. As such, he examines the ways in which the war influenced the arts both in terms of aesthetics and socioeconomic and political conditions. He considers literature, visual arts, music, and theatre, chronologically but also largely by genre, devoting chapters or sections of chapters to a specific art. The book is not just an analysis of different specific cultural objects, though. While he does look at specific poems, novels, plays, etc. he also provides an invaluable narrative of the artists themselves within the historical situation. To that end, the book is as much a history as it is a cultural study. It's length is something of a burden, however. While Hynes includes dozens and dozens of examples, not all of these examples are fully excavated to their fullest. In some ways, this seems to be the result of trying to straddle the generic fence between a historical narrative and a critical literary/cultural study. Still, I would say that this book privides a foundational grounding in the subject and is nevertheless significant for its largely convincing, if not fully explored, argument and examples. That said, what study DOES "fully explore" it's topic. Some will be satisfied. Others will want a bit more. I wanted a bit more.

Kerry
This book is like a very large chocolate-chunk cookie with flavorless dough and big chunks of high-quality chocolate. Hynes' prose is rather dull and consists of making the same points over and over, but he includes discussions of, and quotations from, some fascinating books written from about 1914 to about 1930. Most readers will be inspired to make a list of all the World War I books they now want to read, so Hynes has performed a worthwhile service. The illustrations are intriguing too.

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