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Author Lassner, Phyllis.
Title British women writers of World War II : battlegrounds of their own / Phyllis Lassner.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1998.

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Author Lassner, Phyllis.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Literature and the war.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain.
Patriotism in literature.
Alt Name NetLibrary, Inc.
Description x, 293 pages ; 23 cm
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-288) and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 1999. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585029415 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42329443
Additional Format Original (DLC) 97040947 (OCoLC)37761891.
Table of Contents
1'Differences that Divide and Bind'24
  Three Guineas Plus: Virginia Woolf and her War Correspondents27
  Sacred and Profane 'Rearguard Actions': Vera Brittain and Stevie Smith32
  'A War of Dogma': Dorothy L. Sayers and Ethel Mannin38
  'The Cost of War': Ourselves and Others46
2From Fascism in Britain to World War: Dystopic Warnings58
  Canonizing Dystopias58
  Revising the Genre - Questioning Political Process63
  Storm Jameson and Naomi Mitchison: Local and Global Politics66
  Socialist Aristocrat: Naomi Mitchison69
  A 'Cold Shabby Purgatory': Naomi Mitchison's Vision of British Fascism72
  Storm Jameson: 'Splendid Polemicist'85
3Dystopic Visions of Hitler's Victory: 'The Future is Our Business'104
  'Fragments of a Disordered Europe': Storm Jameson's Then We Shall Hear Singing104
  'Deluded By the Nazis': Vita Sackville-West's Grand Canyon109
  The 'Unshakable, Impregnable Empire': Katharine Burdekin's Swastika Night114
4No Place Like Home: The British Home Front127
  'Her Broken House'127
  Britannia's 'Oaken Heart': The Village Home Front of Elizabeth Goudge, Virginia Woolf, and Others130
  'This Shuddering Night': The London Home Front of Elizabeth Bowen, Marguerite Steen, and Lettice Cooper147
5'Perpetual Civil War': Domestic Fictions of Britain's Fate167
  'The Borrowed Hearth': Betty Miller and Elizabeth Taylor167
  Penny Heartbreaks: Resisting Romance Fictions177
6Fictions of the European Home Front: Keeping Faith with the Conquered191
  The 'Sensitive Consciences' of Stevle Smith, Elizabeth Bowen, and Storm Jameson197
7Defending Europe's Others216
  The Battlegrounds of Phyllis Bottome and Olivia Manning216
  'Dangerous Unhappy Reality': Women's Foreign Intrigues240
 Primary Sources278
 Select Bibliography285

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