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By Patrick J. Quinn, Steven Trout
This definitive quantity will adjust our figuring out of the literature of worldwide warfare I. New serious methods have, over the past twenty years, redefined the time period "war literature" and its cultural legacy. Consisting, in equivalent degree, of essays by way of female and male students (from a number of various countries), and dedicated to either primary and lesser-known works, this booklet provides the various faces of serious battle literary examine on the millennium.
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At first trained to be an observer, Bishop represents himself as always aiming at the supreme experience of being a lone fighter pilot: But all the times I was observing I wanted to be fighting. Whenever I saw one of the small, swift, single-seater machines, which were just then coming into vogue for fighting purposes, my resolve to become a fighting pilot would grow stronger and stronger. (24) Being selected for training as a pilot makes Bishop ‘happier than I can express’ (31) – it is as if flying alone is the fulfilment of the real value of flight, the escape from the social dependency of the ground.
Three or four men near the burst would topple over like so many tin soldiers . . I could not get the idea out of my head that it was just a game they were playing at; it all seemed so unreal. Nor could I believe that the little brown figures moving about below me were really men – men going to the glory of victory or the glory of death. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-24 20 Beyond Fiction? 21 These men seem to lack all the qualities which Bishop as airman has – they are unaware, lack speed, do not react and have no overview.
The Literature of the Great War Reconsidered: Beyond Modern Memory by Patrick J. Quinn, Steven Trout