Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Life and LimbPerspectives on the American Civil War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382509

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 04 April 2020

Post-War Narratives

Post-War Narratives

Chapter:
(p.165) Post-War Narratives
Source:
Life and Limb
Author(s):
David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, Chris Williams
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0008

The two most famous writers to figure in this section are Ambrose Bierce, who actually saw battle, and Stephen Crane. Bierce’s sketches convey the confusion of battle with circumstantial detail which is deployed against glamourizing war. In Crane’s famous Red Badge of Courage the target is once again naïve heroism, here replaced with impressionistic confusion. The section concludes with Stephen C. Kenny’s ‘The Aftermath’, which surveys accounts of the war’s destruction and human cost.

Keywords:   Burials, Immediacy of battle, Commemoration, Spectacle, Statistics

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.