An I for an Eye: Personal Narrative and the Great War
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Personal narratives of the Great War have prompted a variety of responses from literary critics, historians, students of autobiography, cultural critics, social psychologists and textual theorists. Each of these diverse audiences, however, asks a common question--how should we interpret these remarkable texts Each from its own perspective probes what they tell us about the human experience of war and asks how they enable us to see the truth of conflict. Each analyzes their disparate narrative interpretations of the reality of war, identifying the various truth claims--referential, formal, generic, ideological--bound up in these narratives.