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The Literature of War

Studies in Heroic Virtue

  • Andrew Rutherford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 174-196

About this book

Introduction

It is widely assumed today that heroism is obsolete as an ideal, that heroic virtue is a contradiction in terms, and that war literature must be anti-war by definition.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.

Keywords

argue cold war English literature foundation literature realism Rudyard Kipling

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew Rutherford
    • 1
  1. 1.Goldsmiths’ CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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