© 1989

The Literature of War

Studies in Heroic Virtue


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrew Rutherford
    Pages 1-10
  3. Andrew Rutherford
    Pages 11-37
  4. Andrew Rutherford
    Pages 38-63
  5. Andrew Rutherford
    Pages 113-134
  6. Andrew Rutherford
    Pages 135-156
  7. Andrew Rutherford
    Pages 157-173
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 174-196

About this book


It is widely assumed today that heroism is obsolete as an ideal, that heroic virtue is a contradiction in terms, and that war literature must be anti-war by definition. The author argues that the theoretical foundations of these assumptions are inadequate and do not fit the literary facts.


argue cold war English literature foundation literature realism Rudyard Kipling

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Goldsmiths’ CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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