British Women Writers of World War II

Battlegrounds of their Own

  • Phyllis Lassner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  3. Phyllis Lassner
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  4. Phyllis Lassner
    Pages 127-166
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-293

About this book


In British Women Writers of World War II , Phyllis Lassner offers a challenging analysis of politicized literature in which such British women writers as Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Stevie Smith and Storm Jameson debated the `justness' of World War II. Lassner questions prevailing approaches to women's war writing by exploring the complex range of pacifist and activist literary forms of women who redefined such pieties as patriotism and duty and heroism and victimization.


Adolf Hitler Britain civil war Europe fascism fiction women World War II

Authors and affiliations

  • Phyllis Lassner
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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