Reporting the First World War in the Liminal Zone

British and American Eyewitness Accounts from the Western Front

Authors: Prieto, Sara

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  • Analyses the literary qualities and characteristics of First World War reportage
  • Examines British and American authors, comparing their texts to the traditional rhetoric of First World War writing
  • Provides a unique account of how the liminal experience of the Great War was expressed through literary journalism
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About this book

This book deals with an aspect of the Great War that has been largely overlooked: the war reportage written based on British and American authors’ experiences at the Western Front. It focuses on how the liminal experience of the First World War was portrayed in a series of works of literary journalism at different stages of the conflict, from the summer of 1914 to the Armistice in November 1918.
Sara Prieto explores a number of representative texts written by a series of civilian eyewitness who have been passed over in earlier studies of literature and journalism in the Great War. The texts under discussion are situated in the ‘liminal zone’, as they were written in the middle of a transitional period, half-way between two radically different literary styles: the romantic and idealising ante bellum tradition, and the cynical and disillusioned modernist school of writing. They are also the product of the various stages of a physical and moral journey which took several authors into the fantastic albeit nightmarish world of the Western Front, where their understanding of reality was transformed beyond anything they could have anticipated.

About the authors

Sara Prieto teaches British and American literature at the University of Alicante, Spain. She has co-edited Literary Journalism and World War I: Marginal Voices (2016) and has also published in Edith Wharton Review and First World War Studies

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“Sara Prieto’s ground-breaking study of literary journalism is both timely and rich. In a comprehensive and enlightening study, Prieto takes this neglected form of war writing and convincingly demonstrates the vital role it played in shaping our understanding of the First World War. Prieto explores literary journalism as a key element of the liminal space between the romantic and the modernist, to provide a unique insight into the experience of the First World War and its legacy.” (Angela K. Smith, University of Plymouth, UK)

“Soldiers were not the only witnesses to the horrors of the First World War. As Sara Prieto shows, journalists also risked their lives and reputations in their search for the truth about the war and its meaning. This book is a fascinating glimpse into the dangerous, harrowing and influential world of the men and women who reported on the war and shaped public opinion.” (Hazel Hutchison, University of Aberdeen, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reporting the First World War in the Liminal Zone
Book Subtitle
British and American Eyewitness Accounts from the Western Front
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68594-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68594-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68593-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09842-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 199
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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