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Dubious Glory: The Two World Wars and the Canadian Novel Dagmar Novak

Dubious Glory: The Two World Wars and the Canadian Novel

Dagmar Novak

Published June 22nd 2000
ISBN : 9780820445496
Hardcover
174 pages
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Novak combines historical and literary approaches to explore the transformations in Canadian war fiction between 1915 and 1977. Beginning with World War One fiction, she shows how Canadian writers used the romance genre both to justify and to glorifyMoreNovak combines historical and literary approaches to explore the transformations in Canadian war fiction between 1915 and 1977. Beginning with World War One fiction, she shows how Canadian writers used the romance genre both to justify and to glorify the actions of the Canadian soldier in combat. She then traces the change from jingoism to stark realism. Even in a recent novel about World War One, she finds, through ironic, is tinged with elements of romance. Her account began as a Ph.D. dissertation for the University of Toronto. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR