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By Janet Brennan Croft

international warfare I has been referred to as "the poets' war," because it was once characterised by means of a huge outpouring of works of literature in the course of and after the warfare. a lot of this literary harvest, as Paul Fussell brilliantly validated in The nice warfare and smooth Memory, hinged on an ironic reaction to the lethal absurdities of worldwide warfare I.
Yet, Fussell additionally recognizes that myth can be a valid literary reaction to the warfare, a fashion of reworking the terrible reviews of the battle into whatever extra bearable, acceptable, and correct; into fantasy and "Escape" within the experience that Tolkien used the time period in "On Fairy-stories."
This current quantity sprang from a wish to research chosen examples of the wonderful reaction to global battle I between British authors. The contents contain a mixture of 5 vintage articles from the pages of Mythlore and twelve new essays. the 1st 1/2 the booklet considers the Inklings, the Oxford literary workforce headquartered on J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, whereas the second one part bargains with different authors.

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