Bibliography on World War I and Literature

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Where to research World War I and Literature

In online library catalogs

(U.S.) Library of Congress subject headings:
     War and Literature
     War in Literature
     World War, 1914-1918--Literature and the war
For works of fiction set in the war:
     World War, 1914-1918--Fiction (Formerly: European War, 1914-1918--Fiction)

For more general works:
     War Stories
     War Poetry

Where to browse on the shelf (Library of Congress call numbers)
     PN 56.W3 (Literature)
     PN 3448.W3 (Fiction)

Locating material through indexes

Here are some recommended indexes and the subject headings to use in each.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost):
War & Literature
World War, 1914-1918
Link to search on Loyola's campus

Essay and General Literature Index and Humanities Index (Wilson):
War and Literature
World War, 1914-1918--Literature and the war

Modern Language Association International Bibliography (also called MLA Bibliography - various vendors):
World War I
Link to search on Loyola's campus



PS3511.A86 F333 1983
Butterworth, Keen. A critical and textual study of Faulkner's A fable. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, c1983.

PR605 .W65 B95 1995
Byles, Joan Montgomery. War, women, and poetry, 1914-1945 : British and German writers and activists. Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1995.

PQ307.W3 C7 1982
Cruickshank, John. Variations on catastrophe : some French responses to the Great War. Oxford, [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.

PR1195 .W65 P63 1995
Featherstone, Simon. War poetry : an introductory reader. London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.

PN3448.W3 F5 1976
The First World War in fiction : a collection of critical essays / edited by Holger Klein. London : Macmillan, 1976.

PR478.E8 F8
Fussell, Paul, 1924- The Great War and modern memory. New York : Oxford University Press, 1975.

PR120 .S64 G65 2003
Goldensohn, Lorrie. Dismantling glory : twentieth-century soldier poetry. New York : Columbia University Press, 2003.

PN481 .W653 1993
Goldman, Dorothy. Women and World War 1 : the written response. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.

PR2976 .H385 1986
Hawkes, Terence. That Shakespeherian rag : essays on a critical process. London ; New York : Methuen, 1986.

PS379 .J6
Jones, Peter G., 1929- War and the novelist : appraising the American war novel. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1976.

PT772 .L53 1996
Linder, Ann P. Princes of the trenches : narrating the German experience of the First World War. Columbia, SC, USA : Camden House, c1996.

PS3515 .E37 F3533 1994
Monteiro, George. Critical essays on Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to arms. New York : G.K. Hall ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994.

PS3545 .H16 Z755 2004
Olin-Ammentorp, Julie. Edith Wharton's writings from the Great War. Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2004.

PN771 .C27 2005
Sherry, Vincent B. The Cambridge companion to the literature of the First World War . Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

D640 .A2 S55 2007
Smith, Leonard V. The embattled self : French soldiers' testimony of the Great War. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007.

PS3505 .A87 Z88 2002
Trout, Steven,. Memorial fictions : Willa Cather and the First World War. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2002.

PS310 .W679 V36 1997
Van Wienen, Mark W. Partisans and poets : the political work of American poetry in the Great War. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

PS228.W37 W3 1982
Walsh, Jeffrey. American war literature, 1914 to Vietnam. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1982.

CB203 .W63
Wohl, Robert. The generation of 1914. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1979.



D640 .B57
Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Undertones of war; with a new pref. by the author. London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1956.

PR 604.B68
Blunden, Edmund Charles. War poets, 1914-1918. London : Longmans, Green, 1958.

PT553 .B75 1985
Bridgwater, Patrick. The German poets of the First World War. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1985.

PR605.W65 C7 1988
Crawford, Fred D. British poets of the Great War. Selinsgrove [Pa.] : Susquehanna University Press ; London : Associated University Press, c1988.

PS595.W63 D68 1985
Doughboy doggerel : verse of the American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919. Alfred E. Cornebise, editor. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 1985.

PN 6110.W3.E34
War and the poet. Eberhart, Richard, editor. New York : Devin-Adair, 1945.

PR6013.R35 F3 1971
Graves, Robert. Fairies and fusiliers. New York : Folcroft Library Editions, 1971.

PN6110.W28 O93 1984
The Oxford book of war poetry. Chosen and edited by Jon Stallworthy. Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.

PR1195.W65 P63 1986
Poetry of the Great War : an anthology. edited by Dominic Hibberd and John Onions. New York : St. Martin, 1986.


Short Pieces in Books

D639.W7 B43 1987
Gilbert, Sandra M. "Soldier's Heart : Literary Men, Literary Women, and the Great War." in Behind the lines : gender and the two world wars / Margaret Randolph Higonnet ... [et al.], editors. New Haven : Yale University Press, c1987.

PT405 .W3518 1982
Bance, Alan F. "Alfred Doblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz and Literary Modernism." in Weimar Germany : writers and politics / edited by A.F. Bance. Edinburgh : Scottish Academic Press, 1982.

PT405 .W3518 1982
Horrocks, David. "The Novel as History : Hermann Broch's Triology Die Schlafwandler." in Weimar Germany : writers and politics / edited by A.F. Bance. Edinburgh : Scottish Academic Press, 1982.

PR478.M6 M62 1983
Mallon, Thomas. "The Great War and Sassoon's Memory." in Modernism reconsidered / edited by Robert Kiely, assisted by John Hildebidle. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1983.

NX550.A1 P374 1983
Palmier, Jean Michael. "Expressionist Reviews and the First World War." in Passion and rebellion : the expressionist heritage / edited by Stephen Eric Bronner & Douglas Kellner. South Hadley, Mass. : J.F. Bergin, 1983.

PR6023.A93 Z9238 1988
Cushman, Keith "Bay: The Noncombatant as War Poet." in The Spirit of D.H. Lawrence : centenary studies / edited by Gamini Salgado and G.K. Das. Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble Books, c1988.


Selected Journal Articles

Bonadeo, Alfredo. War and Degradation: Gleanings from the Literature of the Great War. Comparative Literature Studies, 1984 Winter; 21(4): 409-433.

Buitenhuis, Peter. American Literature of the Great War. American Studies International, 1985 Oct.; 23(2): 79-86.

Bullock, Marcus. Ernst Junger: Literature, Warfare and the Intoxication of Philosophy. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 1986 Fall; 19(4): 107-119.

Cobley, Evelyn. Narrating the Facts of War: New Journalism in Herr's Dispatches and Documentary Realism in First World War Novels. Journal of Narrative Technique, 1986 Spring; 16(2): 97-116.

Eby, Cecil D. The 'Ghouls' of No-Man's Land. English Language Notes, 1988 Sept.; 26(1): 67-70.

Gilbert, Sandra M. Soldier's Heart: Literary Men, Literary Women, and the Great War. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1983 Spring; 8(3): 422-450.

Grabolle, Harro; Spear, Hilda D.; Wallace, Ian. British and German Prose Works of the First World War: A Preliminary Comparative Survey, I. Notes and Queries, 1982 Aug.; 29 (227)(4): 329-335.

Grabbole, Harro; Spear, Hilda D.; Wallace, Ian. British and German Prose Works of the First World War: A Preliminary Comparative Survey, II. Notes and Queries, 1983 Aug.; 30 (228)(4): 326-329.

Halliday, John D. Censorship in Berlin and Vienna during the First World War: A Comparative View. The Modern Language Review, 1988 July; 83(3): 612-626.

Hibberd, Dominic. The End: Leslie Gunston and Wilfred Owen. Notes and Queries, 1983 Aug.; 30 (228)(4): 325-326.

Hibberd, Dominic. A Publisher of First World War Poetry: Galloway Kyle. Notes and Queries, 1986 June; 33 (231)(2): 185-186.

Hibberd, J. L. Frank Wedekind and the First World War. The Modern Language Review, 1987 Jan.; 82(1): 119-141.

Johnston, Kenneth G. 'A Way You'll Never Be': A Mission of Morale. Studies in Short Fiction, 1986 Fall; 23(4): 429-435.

Jones, Tobin H. Mythic Vision and Ironic Allusion: Barbusses's Le Feu and Zola's Germinal. Modern Fiction Studies, 1982 Summer; 28(2): 215-228.

Jubb, Michael. Rudyard Kipling and the Message of Sympathy to the Relatives of Soldiers Killed in the First World War. Notes and Queries, 1985 Sept.; 32 (230)(3): 377.

Klein, H. M. Weltkriegsroman und Germanistik 1933-1938. Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 1985 Oct.; 84(4): 467-484.

Lundberg, David. The American Literature of War: The Civil War, World War I, and World War II. American Quarterly, 1984; 36(3): 373-388.

McKenzie, M. L. Memories of the Great War: Graves, Sassoon, and Findley. University of Toronto Quarterly: A Canadian Journal of the Humanities, 1986 Summer; 55(4): 395-411.

MacMillan, Duane J. Fictional Facts and Factual Fiction: William Faulkner and World War I. The Faulkner Journal, 1987 Spring; 2(2): 47-54.

Muller, Harro. Die Welt hat einen Hauch von Verwesung: Anmerkungen zu Doblins historischem Roman Wallenstein. Merkur: Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Europaisches Denken, 1985 May; 39(5 (435)): 405-413.

Rohrkemper, John. Mr. Dos Passos's War. Modern Fiction Studies, 1984 Spring; 30(1): 37-51.

Sandels, Robert. The Doughboy: The Formation of a Military Folk. American Studies, 1983 Spring; 24(1): 69-88.

Sillars, Stuart. British Prose of the First World War: Some Neglected Works. Notes and Queries, 1984 Dec.; 31 (229)(4): 507-508.

Sillars, Stuart. Icons of Englishness: Tradition and Development in the Arts of the Great War. Critical Quarterly, 1981 Summer; 23(2): 50-60.

Spoo, Robert E. Nestor and the Nightmare: The Presence of the Great War in Ulysses. Twentieth Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical Journal, 1986 Summer; 32(2): 137-154.

Tenenbaum, Louis. From Futurism to Pacifism: Aldo Palazzeschi and the First World War. Italica, 1986 Winter; 63(4): 386-394.

Waterman, Andrew. The Poetic Achievement of Ivor Gurney. Critical Quarterly, 1983 Winter; 25(4): 3-19.

Originally compiled January 1990


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