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Author Dawes, James, 1969-
Title The language of war : literature and culture in the U.S. from the Civil War through World War II / James Dawes.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.

Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
War in literature.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States -- Literature and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Literature and the war.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English language -- Social aspects -- United States.
Language and culture -- United States -- History.
Violence -- United States -- Historiography.
Violence in literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war.
United States -- History, Military -- Historiography.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 308 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Language and violence : The Civil War and literary and cultural theory -- Counting on the battlefield : literature and philosophy after the Civil War -- Care and creation : the Anglo-American modernists -- Freedom, luck, and catastrophe : Ernest Hemingway, John Dewey, and Immanuel Kant -- Trauma and the structure of social norms : literature and theory between the wars -- Language, violence, and bureaucracy : William Faulkner, Joseph Heller, and organizational sociology -- Total war, Anomie, and human rights law.
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Summary "The Language of War examines the relationship between language and violence, focusing on American literature from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. James Dawes proceeds by developing two primary questions: How does the strategic violence of war affect literary, legal, and philosophical representations? And, in turn, how do such representations affect the reception and initiation of violence itself? Authors and texts of central importance in this far-reaching study range from Louisa May Alcott and William James to William Faulkner, the Geneva Conventions, and contemporary American organizational sociology and language theory."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780674030268 (electronic bk.)
0674030265 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 456250326
Additional Format Print version: Dawes, James, 1969- Language of war. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002 0674006488 9780674006485 (DLC) 2001043085 (OCoLC)47667021