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British Literature of the Blitz: Fighting the People's War
This book interrogates the patriotic, utopian ideal of the People’s War by analyzing conflicted representations of class and gender in literature and film. Its subtitle--Fighting the People’s War--describes how British citizens both united to fight Nazi Germany and questioned the nationalist ideology binding them together.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Miller writes with great clarity and insight into this fascinating investigation of the range and contradictions within the literature of this period. Her subtitle "Fighting the People's War" can be interpreted as its straight-forward meaning. But Miller is especially addressing the conflicts (fighting) arising when investigating the myths of the People's War. She is fighting the myths. This book made me hungry to learn more about the literature of the Blitz and I thank Miller for igniting my in ...more