Wartime Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War

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Pub. Date: 1990-10-25
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Summary

Paul Fussell examines the immediate impact of World War II on soldiers and civilians. He depicts the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II by, most importantly, emphasizing the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity, and wit.

Author Biography


Paul Fussell is Donald T. Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of nine other books, including Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars and The Boy Scout Handbook and Other Observations.

Table of Contents

1 From Light to Heavy Duty
3(10)
2 "Precision Bombing Will Win the War"
13(6)
3 Someone Had Blundered
19(16)
4 Rumors of War
35(17)
5 School of the Soldier
52(14)
6 Unread Books on a Shelf
66(13)
7 Chickenshit, An Anatomy
79(17)
8 Drinking Far Too Much, Copulating Too Little
96(19)
9 Type-casting
115(14)
10 The Ideological Vacuum
129(14)
11 Accentuate the Positive
143(21)
12 High-mindedness
164(16)
13 With One Voice
180(15)
14 Deprivation
195(12)
15 Compensation
207(21)
16 Reading in Wartime
228(23)
17 Fresh Idiom
251(16)
18 "The Real War Will Never Get in the Books"
267(32)
Notes 299(22)
Index 321

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