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The Boredom and Futility of War in Patrick White's Fiction  (2016)

Authors:
Pes, Annalisa
Title:
The Boredom and Futility of War in Patrick White's Fiction
Year:
2016
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Language:
Inglese
Format:
Elettronico
Referee:
Name of journal:
LE SIMPLEGADI
ISSN of journal:
1824-5226
N° Volume:
XIV
Number or Folder:
15, April 2016
Page numbers:
65-73
Keyword:
Patrick White, War, After Alep
Short description of contents:
This article investigates the representation of war in terms of uselessness and waste in the fiction of Patrick White, with a particular emphasis on the short story After Alep, written in 1945 when the writer was enrolled in the RAF as an Intelligence Officer. By analysing the story in the light of White's approach to the war as to the most horrifying and wasteful period of his life (Marr 1992: 493), the article attempts to demonstrate how the narrative devices used by White contribute to demythologize the rhetoric of the war and of war heroes in a way that may be instrumental in conveying a message of peace out of the ultimate sense of futility transmitted by any war .
Web page:
http://all.uniud.it/simplegadi/wp-content/uploads/2016/Simplegadi_15_2016_Pes.pdf
Product ID:
92080
Handle IRIS:
11562/944296
Deposited On:
June 6, 2016
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
Pes, Annalisa, The Boredom and Futility of War in Patrick White's Fiction «LE SIMPLEGADI» , vol. XIV , n. 15, April 20162016pp. 65-73

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