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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exchanged by Henry James and Burgess Noakes, spoken accounts of the Old Believers of the Russian Orthodox Church, historical documents concerning Eastern Europe and the United States, travel writings by Fritz Wertheimer, Hermann Struck, and Herbert Eulenberg, literary texts by Lord Dunsany,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.
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 and auto/biography.
Grzegorz Koneczniak is Assistant Professor at the English Department of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. His main research interests include Irish and Canadian drama, literary theory, and digital publishing.