Waging war on war : peacefighting in American literature
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Giorgio Mariani rigorously engages with the essential question of what makes a text explicitly anti-war. Ranging from Emerson and Joel Barlow to Maxine Hong Kingston and Tim O'Brien, Waging War on War explores why sustained attempts at identifying the anti-war text's formal and philosophical features seem to always end at an impasse. Mariani moves a step beyond to construct a theoretical model that invites new inquiries into America's nonviolent, nonconformist tradition even as it challenges the ways we study U.S. warmaking and the cultural reactions to it. In the process, he shows how the ideal of nonviolence and a dislike of war have been significant, if nonhegemonic, features of American culture since the nation's early days.
Ambitious and nuanced, Waging War on War at last defines anti-war literature while exploring the genre's role in an assertive peacefighting project that offered--and still offers--alternatives to violence.
|Series||Global studies of the United States.|
-- History and criticism.
War and literature -- United States.
Peace in literature.
Peace movements in literature.
|Publisher|| Urbana :2015
xxi, 268 pages : 1 illustration ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-259) and index.