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Truth-telling versus literary allusion in David Jone's 'In Parenthesis' (1937)

By Anna Johnson (University of Oxford) and world war one


Criticism of the literature of the First World War sometimes finds a place both for realism “ what we might call truth-telling and for fictionalised structure. Andrew Rutherford, writing in 1978, praises the abilities of post-war novelists to give new shape to experience, arguing that "honesty, inclusiveness, psychological and moral insight, and the accurate notation of experience are all described in war literature, but they are not sufficient in themselves. They must be combined with the search for an appropriate form and the struggle to articulate through this the author's complex vision of the truth"

Topics: world war one, the great war, ww1c, first world war, english poetry, blogs, literature, university of oxford, Historical & philosophical studies, V000
Publisher: University of Oxford
Year: 2012
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