The Literature of War

Editor: Riggs, Thomas
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Gale

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-55-862842-7
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 368
Book Status: Available
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The Literature of War deals with a topic that goes beyond the literary perspective to provide the historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Editor's Note
  • Contributors
  • Academic Reviewers
  • Preface to Volume 1
  • Volume 1
  • THEORIES
  • The Art of War by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau
  • Guerrilla Warfare by Ernesto “Che” Guevara
  • On Guerrilla Warfare by Mao Zedong
  • On War by Carl von Clausewitz
  • Strategy by B. H. Liddell Hart
  • HISTORIES
  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies by Fray Bartolomé de las Casas
  • Backlands by Euclides da Cunha
  • Bloods by Wallace Houston Terry II
  • The Broken Spears by Miguel León-Portilla
  • The Civil War by Shelby Foote
  • The Crusades through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
  • Eighteen Fifty-Seven by Surendra Nath Sen
  • Facundo by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
  • Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay by Don Rickey Jr.
  • The Gallic War by Gaius Julius Caesar
  • Hiroshima by John Richard Hersey
  • The Histories by Herodotus
  • Histories by Tacitus
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  • The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641 by Edward Hyde
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Mao's Generals Remember Korea by Xiaobing Li
  • Royal Commentaries of the Inca and General History of Peru by El Inca Garcilaso de laVega
  • Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
  • EYE-WITNESSING
  • The Araucanaid by Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga
  • The Battle of Tomochic by Heriberto Frías
  • The Boer War Diary of Sol T. Plaatje by Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje
  • Cartucho and My Mother's Hands by Nellie Campobello
  • Decent Interval by Frank Snepp
  • Dispatches by Michael Herr
  • The Eagle and the Serpent by Martín Luis Guzmán
  • Echoes of Violence by Carolin Emcke
  • The Face of War by Martha Gellhorn
  • “Fireman Flower” by William Sansom
  • Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  • Man's Hope by André Malraux
  • Memory for Forgetfulness by Mahmoud Darwish
  • Nella Last's War by Nella Last
  • Requiem for Battleship Yamato by Yoshida Mitsuru
  • A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
  • Russell's Despatches from the Crimea, 1854–1856 by William Howard Russell
  • A Small Corner of Hell by Anna Politkovskaya
  • Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce
  • True History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo
  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
  • Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic
  • PROPAGANDA
  • The American Crisis by Thomas Paine
  • “Astraea Victrix,” “The Transvaal,” and “A Word for the Navy” by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Authors Take Sides on the Spanish War by W. H. Auden
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe
  • Beyond Vietnam by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” and “Maud: A Monody” by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Eighteen Hundred and Eleven by Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  • Henry V by William Shakespeare
  • Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness
  • “Paul Revere's Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The Silver Tassie by Seán O'Casey
  • The Song of Roland
  • Sonnets I-V by Rupert Brooke
  • Sozaboy by Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • Spain by W. H. Auden
  • Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf
  • Three Soldiers by John Roderigo Dos Passos
  • Vitaï Lampada” and “Clifton Chapel” by Sir Henry Newbolt
  • “We'll Meet Again” by Hugh Charles
  • SATIRE
  • Black Margins by Saadat Hasan Manto
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington
  • The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek
  • Madmen and Specialists by Wole Soyinka
  • M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker
  • Oh! What a Lovely War by Joan Littlewood
  • Parentheses of Blood by Sony Labou Tansi
  • Scattered Crumbs by Muhsin Al-Ramli
  • Siege of Krishnapur by James Gordon Farrell
  • Simplicius Simplicissimus by Jakob Christoff el von Grimmelshausen
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • The Sword of Honour Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh
  • World War I Poems by Siegfried Sassoon
  • EXPERIMENTS
  • L'Allegria by Giuseppe Ungaretti
  • Antigone by Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh
  • Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
  • La casa grande by álvaro Cepeda Samudio
  • Gravity's Rainbow by Th omas Pynchon
  • In Parenthesis by David Jones
  • The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier
  • Leaves of Hypnos by René Char
  • Little Mountain by Elias Khoury
  • Marat/Sade by Peter Ulrich Weiss
  • Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • Under Fire by Henri Barbusse
  • “The Walls Do Not Fall” by H. D.
  • War Music by Christopher Logue
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  • Zang Tumb Tuuum by Filippo Marinetti
  • Preface to Volume 2
  • Volume 2
  • COMBATANTS
  • 1948 by Uri Avnery
  • Aeneid by Virgil
  • “The Aisne” and “I Have a Rendezvous with Death” by Alan Seeger
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • “Break of Day in the Trenches,” “Dead Man's Dump,” “Returning, We Hear Larks” by Isaac Rosenberg
  • Bridges at Toko-Ri by James Michener
  • The Cavalry Maiden by Nadezhda Andreevna Durova
  • Commando by Deneys Reitz
  • Company K by William March
  • Fire from the Mountain by Omar Cabezas
  • Good-bye to All That by Robert Graves
  • Harvest of Thorns by Shimmer Chinodya
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
  • The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary
  • The Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk by Black Hawk
  • Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
  • The Middle Parts of Fortune by Frederic Manning
  • The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • Retrieving Bones by W. D. Ehrhart
  • Second World War Poetry by Keith Castellain Douglas
  • Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
  • Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
  • War by Sebastian Junger
  • War and Peace by Leo Nickolayevich Tolstoy
  • What Price Glory? by Maxwell Anderson
  • World War I Poems by Wilfred Edward Salter Owen
  • Zinky Boys by Svetlana Alexievich
  • WOMEN AT WAR
  • And the Rain My Drink by Han Suyin
  • Destination Biafra by Buchi Emecheta
  • Don't Mean Nothing by Susan O'Neill
  • The Forbidden Zone by Mary Borden
  • Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott
  • Iola Leroy by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace by Đang Thùy Trâm
  • Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut
  • Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
  • Mothers of the Revolution by Irene Staunton
  • Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley
  • Sitt Marie-Rose by Etel Adnan
  • Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
  • Under Two Flags by Marie Louise de la Ramée
  • When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip
  • Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole
  • PRISONERS, REFUGEES, EXILES
  • Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo
  • The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave by Miguel Barnet
  • The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • Days of Dust by Halim Barakat
  • Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • The Enormous Room by e. e. cummings
  • Fatelessness by Imre Kertész
  • First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
  • The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill
  • If This Is a Man by Primo Levi
  • Journey into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • No-No Boy by John Okada
  • Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon
  • The Prison Poems by Miguel Hernández
  • Returning to Haifa by Ghassan Kanafani
  • Scatter the Ashes and Go by Mongane Wally Serote
  • Schindler's List by Thomas Michael Keneally
  • The Sovereignty and Goodness of God by Mary White Rowlandson
  • Tamas by Bhisham Sahni
  • This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen; and Other Stories by Tadeusz Borowski
  • War Trash by Ha Jin
  • THE HOME FRONT
  • All Our Yesterdays by Natalia Ginzburg
  • Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa
  • Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson
  • The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
  • The Linwoods by Catharine Maria Sedgwick
  • “Meditations in Time of Civil War” by William Butler Yeats
  • A Night in May by A. B. Yehoshua
  • “The Rainy Spell” by Yoon Heung-gil
  • The Sea and Poison by Endō Shūsaku
  • CHANGE
  • Blue Dragon, White Tiger by Dinh Van Tran
  • The Campaign by Carlos Fuentes
  • Co. Aytch by Samuel Rush Watkins
  • Explosion in a Cathedral by Alejo Carpentier
  • The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
  • The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Girls at War and Other Stories by Chinua Achebe
  • A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi Thiong'o
  • Harry Gold by Millicent Dillon
  • The Insurrection by Antonio Skármeta
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • “Lessons of the War” by Henry Reed
  • The Long Song by Andrea Levy
  • The March by E. L. Doctorow
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Quiet American by Henry Graham Greene
  • The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River by Ding Ling
  • Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe
  • Under the Yoke by Ivan Minchov Vazov
  • The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
  • Wolf Dreams by Yasmina Khadra
  • Preface to Volume 3
  • Volume 3
  • THE BODY
  • Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
  • Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic
  • Drum-Taps by Walt Whitman
  • Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
  • The Stone Virgins by Yvonne Vera
  • THE MIND
  • Afterwards by Rachel Seiffert
  • Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War by Herman Melville
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Fires on the Plain by Shōhei Ōoka
  • Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
  • Journey's End by R. C. Sherriff
  • Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld
  • The Madman of Freedom Square by Hassan Blasim
  • Novel without a Name by Duong Thu Huong
  • Parade's End by Ford Madox Madox Ford
  • The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
  • Talking about O'Dwyer by C. K. Stead
  • GENDER AND GENDER RELATIONS
  • Bent by Martin Sherman
  • Caught by Henry Green
  • “England, My England” and “The Blind Man” by D. H. Lawrence
  • Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
  • Lysistrata by Aristophanes
  • The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  • Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
  • The Stone of Laughter by Hoda Barakat
  • FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES, COUNTRIES
  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller
  • Black Watch by Gregory Burke
  • The Caprices by Sabina Murray
  • The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  • Crossing Mandelbaum Gate by Kai Bird
  • Echoing Silences by Alexander Kanengoni
  • “Embarcation” and other War Poems by Thomas Hardy
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Field of Life and Death by Xiao Hong
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
  • I, Rigoberta Menchú by Rigoberta Menchú
  • In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Mayombe by Pepetela
  • The Naked Tree by Pak Wan-so
  • No One Sleeps in Alexandria by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
  • North by Seamus Heaney
  • The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo
  • The Red Lances by Arturo Úslar Pietri
  • The Selected Poems of Du Fu by Du Fu
  • Tikhii Don by Mikhail Sholokhov
  • Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
  • Trojan Women by Euripides
  • The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • The War Works Hard by Dunya Mikhail
  • The Yankee Invasion by Ignacio Solares
  • DEATH
  • Algerian White by Assia Djebar
  • André by William Dunlap
  • The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna by Charles Wolfe
  • Bury the Dead by Irwin Shaw
  • “The Fly” by Katherine Mansfield
  • The Freedom of the City by Brian Friel
  • One Soldier by Tayama Katai
  • VALUES
  • Between God and Man by Kinoshita Junji
  • Blood in the Sun Trilogy by Nuruddin Farah
  • Carcase for Hounds by Meja Mwangi
  • Chaka by Thomas Mopoku Mofolo
  • Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
  • Eulogy on King Philip by William Apess
  • “The Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln
  • The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard
  • Johnny Mad Dog by Emmanuel Dongala
  • Journey to the End of Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  • The Lay of Igor's Campaign
  • Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
  • The Long and the Short and the Tall by Willis Hall
  • The Looking Glass War by John Le Carré
  • “Negro Hero” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • The Poem of the Cid
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
  • Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
  • The Tale of the Heike
  • War in the Land of Egypt by Yusuf Al-Qa'id
  • AESTHETICS
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
  • Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound
  • Operation Shylock by Philip Roth
  • POSTERITY
  • Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
  • Bangladesh I, II, and III by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
  • An Indian History of the American West by Dee Alexander Brown
  • Clive of India by Mark Bence-Jones
  • Epic of Sunjata
  • Epitaphs of the War by Rudyard Kipling
  • “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon
  • Granada by Radwa Ashour
  • Mahābhārata
  • Malvinas Requiem by Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill
  • “Monody on Major André” by Anna Seward
  • My Grandmother by Fethiye Çetin
  • Son of Man by Augusto Roa Bastos
  • Spain in Our Hearts by Pablo Neruda
  • “Today I Invoke Waris Shah” by Amrita Pritam
  • Chronology
  • Conflicts
  • Genres
  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • CRITICISM
  • DIARY
  • EPIC POEM
  • ESSAY
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL
  • HISTORY
  • JOURNAL
  • JOURNALISM
  • LETTERS
  • LYRIC POETRY
  • MEMOIR
  • NONFICTION
  • NOVEL
  • NOVELLA
  • PLAY
  • POETRY
  • PROSE
  • PROSE POEM
  • SHORT STORY
  • SKETCHES
  • SONG
  • SPEECH
  • SPEECH (EULOGY)
  • THEORY
  • VIGNETTES
  • Nationalities
  • ALGERIAN
  • AMERICAN
  • ANGOLAN
  • ARGENTINE
  • AUSTRALIAN
  • BOSNIAN
  • BRAZILIAN
  • BRITISH
  • BRITISH-AMERICAN
  • BULGARIAN
  • CAMBODIAN
  • CHILEAN
  • CHINESE
  • CHINESE AMERICAN
  • COLOMBIAN
  • CONGOLESE
  • CUBAN
  • CZECH
  • EGYPTIAN
  • FRENCH
  • GERMAN
  • GREEK
  • GUATEMALAN
  • HUNGARIAN
  • INDIAN
  • IRANIAN
  • IRAQI
  • IRISH
  • ISRAELI
  • ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN
  • ITALIAN
  • JAMAICAN
  • JAPANESE
  • KENYAN
  • LEBANESE
  • LEBANESE/AMERICAN
  • LESOTHOAN
  • MEXICAN
  • NEW ZEALANDER
  • NICARAGUAN
  • NIGERIAN
  • NORTHERN IRISH
  • PAKISTANI
  • PALESTINIAN
  • PARAGUAYAN
  • PERUVIAN
  • PRUSSIAN
  • ROMAN
  • RUSSIAN
  • SAUK NATION (AMERICAN)
  • SCOTTISH
  • SENEGALESE/AMERICAN
  • SOMALI
  • SOUTH AFRICAN
  • SPANISH
  • SRI LANKAN
  • SWEDISH
  • SYRIAN
  • TURKISH
  • UKRAINIAN
  • VENEZUELAN
  • VIETNAMESE
  • ZIMBABWEAN
  • Award Winners and Nominees
  • Media Adaptations