European Memories of the Second World War

Synopsis

During the fifty years since the end of hostilities, European literary memories of the war have undergone considerable change, influenced by the personal experiences of writers as well as changing political, social, and cultural factors. This volume examines changing ways of remembering the war in the literatures of France, Germany, and Italy; changes in the subject of memory, and in the relations between fiction, autobiography, and documentary, with a focus on the extent' to which shared European memories of the war have been constructed.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • J. H. Reid
  • Diana Holmes
  • Irmela Von Der Lühe
  • Penny Morris
  • William Kidd
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999