At Home, at War : Domesticity and World War I in American Literature

TitleAt Home, at War : Domesticity and World War I in American Literature
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHaytock, Jennifer Anne
Number of Pages147
PublisherOhio State University Press
CityColumbus
Abstract

Argues that the "war novel" and the "domestic novel" have overlapped and relied upon one another for meaning since their inception as genres during World War I, focusing on American literature. Chapters include: "The Ideology of Domesticity and War in World War I"; "Parents and Soldiers, Incest and Experience"; "Domesticity at the Front: Gender, Resistance, and Self"; "Because Women Have Babies": "Hemingway's Soldiers and Their Pregnant Women"; and "The Return of the Dead to the American Family."

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