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."
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"Contagious Ectasy": May Sinclair's War JournalsArts & Sciences Book Chapters
Document TypeBook Chapter
Book TitleWomen's Fiction and the Great War
PublisherOxford University Press
EditorSuzanne Raitt and Trudi Tate
Citation Information"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.