Reading and the First World War: Readers, Texts, Archives by Shafquat Towheed, Edmund King

By Shafquat Towheed, Edmund King

Starting from squaddies analyzing newspapers on the entrance to authors' responses to the conflict, this publication sheds new mild at the analyzing behavior and personal tastes of guys and ladies, fighters and civilians, in the course of the First international battle. this is often the 1st examine of the clash from the viewpoint of readers.

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152. 9. , p. 230. 10. Dominic Hibberd, Owen the Poet (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1986), p. 128. 11. Roland Mountfort, The Great War Letters of Roland Mountfort, t ed. by Chris Holland and Robert Phillips (Leicester: Matador, 2009), p. 122. 12. Quotation from e-mail communication with Dr Helen Chambers, The Open University. id= 29783>, accessed 1 January 2015. 13. Boyd Cable, ‘Conscript Courage’, in Action Front (London: Dutton, 1916), pp. 190–91. 14. Theodore Wesley Koch, Books in the War: The Romance of War Library Service (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1919), p.

40. Peter Buitenhuis, The Great War of Words: British, American, and Canadian Propaganda and Fiction, 1914–1933 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1987), p. 115. 41. See David Finkelstein, ‘Literature, Propaganda, and the First World War: The Case of Blackwood’s Magazine’, in Grub Street and the Ivory Tower: Literary Journalism from Fielding to the Internet, t ed. by Jeremy Treglown and Bridget Bennett (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998), pp. 91–111 (pp. 102; 110–11); Sara Haslam, ‘Making a Text the Fordian Way: Between St Denis and St George, Propaganda and the First World War’, in Publishing in the First World War, r ed.

Could I but with me carry Gibbon’s wise Ironic tale of sumptuous Rome’s decay! I pray for wider vision. Not to deem This agony from the Yser to the Somme In history’s pattern an abnormal theme. Jane Potter 41 Books would reduce our miseries to scale, Fitting harmonious in the august tale. But books I’ve not. 49 The popular fiction that appealed to – or was thrust upon – serving soldiers as well as non-combatants raises important issues about the needs of a wartime readership, needs that were catered to by publishers eager to meet the demand.

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