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Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Patrick Deer


This book remaps the history of British war culture by insisting on the centrality and importance of the literature of the Second World War. Offering an account of the emergence of modern war culture, it explores how writers like Ford Madox Ford, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, James Hanley, Rex Warner, Alexander Baron, Keith Douglas, Henry Green, and Graham Greene challenged and contested the dominant narratives of war projected by an enormously powerful mass media and culture industry. Modern war cultures, the book contends, ... More

Keywords: war, war culture, modernism, trauma, air power, imperialism, propaganda, home front, combat, memory, First World War, Second World War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239887
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Deer, author
Associate Professor of English, New York University
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