Mourning and Mysticism in First World War Literature and Beyond

Grappling with Ghosts

  • George M. Johnson

About this book


This book traces how iconic writers - including Arthur Conan Doyle, J.M. Barrie, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Wilfred Owen, and Aldous Huxley - shaped their response to the loss of loved ones in the First World War through their embrace of mysticism.


World War One First World War Loss Mourning Mysticism Spiritualism Ghosts Frederic Myers Oliver Lodge Arthur Conan Doyle J.M. Barrie Rudyard Kipling May Sinclair Virginia Woolf Wilfred Owen Aldous Huxley Attachment Theory Object Relations Theory English literature mysticism

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  • George M. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.English and Modern Languages DepartmentThompson Rivers UniversityCanada

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