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The Resource Just what war is : the Civil War writings of De Forest and Bierce, Michael W. Schaefer

Just what war is : the Civil War writings of De Forest and Bierce, Michael W. Schaefer

Label
Just what war is : the Civil War writings of De Forest and Bierce
Title
Just what war is
Title remainder
the Civil War writings of De Forest and Bierce
Statement of responsibility
Michael W. Schaefer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A stimulating study of two of the finest soldier-authors in American literature, Just What War Is explores the Civil War writings of John William De Forest and Ambrose Bierce. Michael W. Schaefer argues that, among the many Civil War veterans who wrote memoirs, novels, and stories based on their own experiences in combat, De Forest and Bierce stand alone in their efforts to create an unromanticized portrayal of war in literature. While exploring issues of literary realism in general, Schaefer examines the struggle of these two major writers to represent the moral and human dimensions of combat
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaefer, Michael W.
Dewey number
813/.309358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.C53
LC item number
S33 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Forest, John William
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • American fiction
  • United States
  • War stories, American
  • United States
  • Realism in literature
  • Combat in literature
  • War in literature
Label
Just what war is : the Civil War writings of De Forest and Bierce, Michael W. Schaefer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Under fire: the components of realism in combat writing. What the soldier does in combat. What the soldier feels in combat. The soldier's experience in De Forest and Bierce -- Pt. II. John W. De Forest. The limits of experience. The uses of influence -- Pt. III. Ambrose Bierce. The failures of history. To march toward the sound of the guns. Conclusion: "I would not have missed this for any consideration."
Control code
ocm36824701
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780870499418
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97004898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 310681
Label
Just what war is : the Civil War writings of De Forest and Bierce, Michael W. Schaefer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Under fire: the components of realism in combat writing. What the soldier does in combat. What the soldier feels in combat. The soldier's experience in De Forest and Bierce -- Pt. II. John W. De Forest. The limits of experience. The uses of influence -- Pt. III. Ambrose Bierce. The failures of history. To march toward the sound of the guns. Conclusion: "I would not have missed this for any consideration."
Control code
ocm36824701
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780870499418
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97004898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 310681

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