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Axis/Axes to Grind – Political Slants in American World War II Novels, 1945-1975 - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Axis/Axes to Grind: Political Slants in American World War II Novels, 1945-1975

Milton A. Cohen

Abstract

Axis / Axes to Grind studies various types of political themes in American World War II novels of three decades. “Political,” which is essentially about power and control, includes interpreting the meaning of the war and predicting the political climate of post-war America (The Naked and the Dead, The Young Lions); exploring the dynamics of individual and group rebellions against military authority (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny, Catch-22); and tracing conflicts between various minorities and the dominant socio-political ethos of military authority (White, Christian, heterosexual).T ... More

Keywords: World War II, American, political, war novels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979749
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979749.001.0001

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Milton A. Cohen, author

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