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World War I from Local Perspectives: History, Literature and Visual Arts

Austria, Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland and the United States


Edited By Mirosława Buchholtz and Grzegorz Koneczniak

The volume explores the ways in which the Great War has been remembered and imaged in various local accounts. It provides careful readings of a wide range of sources: letters exchanged by Henry James and Burgess Noakes, spoken accounts of the Old Believers of the Russian Orthodox Church, historical documents concerning Eastern Europe and the United States, travel writings by Fritz Wertheimer, Hermann Struck, and Herbert Eulenberg, literary texts by Lord Dunsany, Miroslav Krleža, and Gustav Meyrink, theater performances in Italy and Ireland and visual arts: masks for facially disfigured soldiers made by Francis Derwent Wood and Anna Coleman Ladd.
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Cezary Bronowski is Professor of Italian literature and the history of Italian theatre. He is Head of the Department of Italian Language and Literature, and Italian and Spanish Applied Linguistics, at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. He is the author of four monographs on Italian theatre of the 20th centrury: La maschera e la marionette nel teatro italiano tra 1918–1930 (2000), La drammaturgia fascista e il “nicodemismo teatrale” nel contesto storico – letterario dell’Italia di quell’epoca (2003), Il teatro italiano fra 1918–1940, (2004), and Historia dramaturgii włoskiej XX wieku [History of the Italian Dramaturgy of the Twentieth Century] (2008). Bronowski has also published numerous articles in Italian, French, Spanish and Polish, concerning works by Pirandello, Rosso di San Secondo, Marinetti, Bassani, Fava, Wojtyła, Rulfo and Matute. Recently, he has been interested in the theory of translation, and, in 2012 he published Le novella italiane, a translation of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s selected short stories.

Mirosława Buchholtz is Professor of American literature and Director of the English Department at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. Her research interests include American and Canadian literature, postcolonial studies, auto/biography, translation studies, film adaptation, and children’s literature. She has published six monographs, including Canadian Passwords: Diasporic Fictions into the Twenty-First Century (2008) and Henry James and the Art of Auto/biography (2014). She has edited and co-edited fourteen books, including Państwo-naród-tożsamość w dyskursach kulturowych Kanady [State, Nation, Identity in Canadian Cultural Discourses] (2010), Henry James...

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