By James Dawes
The Language of War examines the connection among language and violence, concentrating on American literature from the Civil battle, international conflict I, and global battle II. James Dawes proceeds by means of constructing fundamental questions: How does the strategic violence of conflict impact literary, criminal, and philosophical representations? And, in flip, how do such representations impact the reception and initiation of violence itself? Authors and texts of crucial value during this far-reaching learn variety from Louisa may well Alcott and William James to William Faulkner, the Geneva Conventions, and modern American organizational sociology and language theory.
The consensus procedure in literary stories over the last 20 years has been to regard language as an extension of violence. the concept there should be an inverse relation among language and violence, says Dawes, has all too infrequently encouraged the dominant voices in literary stories this present day. this is often an bold undertaking that not just makes a significant contribution to American literary background, but additionally demanding situations a few of the best theoretical assumptions of our day.
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The Language of War: Literature and Culture in the U.S. from the Civil War through World War II by James Dawes