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Women's Fiction and the Great War
Oxford University Press
Suzanne Raitt and Trudi Tate
The Great War stimulated a sudden growth in the novel industry, and the trauma of the war continued to reverberate through much of the fiction published in the years that followed its inglorious end. The essays in this volume, by a number of leading critics in the field, considers some of the best-known, and some of the least-known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. Ranging from Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and H.D. to Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby, and Mary Butts, the contributors challenge current thinking about women's responses to the First World War and explore the differences between women writers of the period, thus questioning the very categorization of "women's writing."
"Contagious Ectasy": May Sinclair's War Journals. In Women's Fiction and the Great War. Edited by Suzanne Raitt and Trudi Tate. Oxford University Press.