Anti-rhetorical war novels are particularly useful to work out differences between the two conflicts, and to speculate on the socio-political orders characterizing the two post-war periods. The anti-rhetorical war novels written in the 1920s by European writers who fought are, in fact, linked by some patterns that transcend the writer’s nationality and cultural identity, and which force a shared knowledge and understanding of the event: they bearwitness to the making of a new epoch, to the fact that after the First World War the world could never be the same again. In this respect, these novels, as well as those written by American writers in the same period, become token of a passage, objective correlatives of situations and feelings that, today, historians themselves acknowledge as shared facts and truths.

“Writing As Testimony In The European Narrative After The First And Second World War"

FORTUNATI, VITA;
2009

Abstract

Anti-rhetorical war novels are particularly useful to work out differences between the two conflicts, and to speculate on the socio-political orders characterizing the two post-war periods. The anti-rhetorical war novels written in the 1920s by European writers who fought are, in fact, linked by some patterns that transcend the writer’s nationality and cultural identity, and which force a shared knowledge and understanding of the event: they bearwitness to the making of a new epoch, to the fact that after the First World War the world could never be the same again. In this respect, these novels, as well as those written by American writers in the same period, become token of a passage, objective correlatives of situations and feelings that, today, historians themselves acknowledge as shared facts and truths.
Memories and Representations of War I and World War II
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V. Fortunati; “Writing As Testimony In The European Narrative After The First And Second World Wars” in Memories and Representations of War I and World War II edited By Elena Lamberti and Vita Fortunati Amsterdam/New York; NY 2009. VII; pp.49-62
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