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Author Favret, Mary A
Title War at a Distance : Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009
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Note Intro -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- PRELUDE: A Winter's Evening -- PART I: Modern Wartime: Media and Affect -- CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: A Sense of War -- War Mediated -- Worlds Without and Within -- Wartime Without Limits -- War as All Wars -- World Wars -- CHAPTER TWO: Telling Time in War -- Wartime -- Modes of Temporality, Structures of Feeling -- The Post-Boy and the News -- The Meantime -- Prophecy -- INTERLUDE: Still Winter Falls -- PART II: Invasions -- CHAPTER THREE: War in the Air -- Live Air -- Beyond Control -- Early Weather Science: Grounding the Weather -- A Georgics of the Sky -- Voices in the Air -- CHAPTER FOUR: Everyday War -- A History of Suffering -- No Peace -- Diverting Away the Time -- A Broken Story -- INTERLUDE: A Brief History of the Meaning of War -- PART III: War in the World -- CHAPTER FIVE: Viewing War at a Distance -- War in Pictures -- Worlding India -- The Historical Sublime -- The Rope-Bridge -- CODA: Undone -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
What does it mean to live during wartime away from the battle zone? What is it like for citizens to go about daily routines while their country sends soldiers to kill and be killed across the globe? Timely and thought-provoking, War at a Distance considers how those left on the home front register wars and wartime in their everyday lives, particularly when military conflict remains removed from immediate perception, available only through media forms. Looking back over two centuries, Mary Favret locates the origins of modern wartime in the Napoleonic era and describes how global military operations affected the British populace, as the nation's army and navy waged battles far from home for decades. She reveals that the literature and art produced in Britain during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries obsessively cultivated means for feeling as much as understanding such wars, and established forms still relevant today. Favret examines wartime literature and art as varied as meditations on the Iliad, the history of meteorology, landscape painting in India, and popular poetry in newspapers and periodicals; she locates the embedded sense of war and dislocation in works ranging from Austen, Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Woolf, Stevens, and Sebald; and she contemplates how literature provides the public with methods for responding to violent calamities happening elsewhere. Bringing to light Romanticism's legacy in reflections on modern warfare, this book shows that war's absent presence affects home in deep and irrevocable ways
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Link Print version: Favret, Mary A. War at a Distance : Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2009 9780691144078
Subject War and literature.;War and society.;Romanticism
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