The experience of war pervades the literature of the period

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Lent term 1999 Verena Kischer 20th century literature Erasmus student Seminar tutor: Dr. Paul Hendon The experience of war pervades the literature of the period, even if in unacknowledged ways . Discuss with reference to two writers. Wars are funny things. Apart from reducing the population in a rather dramatic way, they sometimes have surprising side-effects. FARMAN The Very Bloody History of Britain (143). The years between 1910 and the Second World War saw a revolution in the literature of the English language as momentous as the Romantic one of a century before. HOUGH Image and Experience (4). When we embark on a discussion about the impact of the experience of war on the literature of the period, we are relating to a time set around the first half of the 20th century; the people within this period being referred to as the war-generation . The term generation therefore refers to people who were born roughly at the same time and in the same place or area. This implies that they have all experienced the same social and political happenings of the time. The war generation, which I shall be talking about within this paper, has undergone both World War I and World War II, which had profound influences on society and culture. WWI (1914-1918) led to an immense recruitment of millions of men into the armed forces. Most young men were enthusiastic about the war and joined on a voluntary basis. Just the thought of fighting for their country made them full of patriotism and ...

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