First edition 1998, first printing, matching copyright and publishing dates, no previous printings listed. Hardcover in full cloth with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, sharp corners, no markings of any kind, no names, no underlinings no highlights, no bent page corners, not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no tears no chips, no edgewear, not clipped. 8vo, 326 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 004538
Synopsis: This is the first book to relate to the literature and art of the First World War to the literature and art produced by the Second World War and by earlier wars. A Muse of Fire is also the first serious attempt to examine the whole range of war poetry and war fiction in English in its relation to the work of German, French, Italian and - to a lesser extent - Russian, Danish, and Hungarian authors.
Before 1914 few authors wrote about or experienced war. War, especially its reality, was not the proper subject of literature; while writers seldom served in the armed forces and were almost never in battle.
More than half this book deals with the First World War. In successive chapters A.D. Harvey discusses what sort of people, in what sort of physical and psychological conditions, wrote about the war; or painted it; how they handled the challenge of describing their experiences with complete honesty; what literary and artistic techniques they employed; how other forms of creative talent were fostered by the war; and how far memoirs of the war prepared the way for the next one.
The account given of the Second World War in the final section, like the chapters on pre-1914 war literature, provides far more than simply an introduction and conclusion to the central part of the book. It is an important contribution to an understanding of how literature and art relate to the psychological and social structures of the communities within which they are produced.
Title: A Muse of Fire: Literature, Art and War
Publisher: Hambledon Press
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Hambledon Continuum, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 050358
Book Description Hambledon Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. As new, no signs of use. x + 326 pages, notes, index. Seller Inventory # 38403
Book Description Hambledon Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. In unclipped dust jacket, free from nicks and tears, no inscription very clean throughout. This is the first book to relate the literature and art of the First World War to the literature and art produced by earlier and by the Second World War. It is also the first serious attempt to examine the whole range of war poetry and fiction in English in its relation to the work of German, French, Italian and to a lesser extent, Russian, Danish and Hungarian Authors. Seller Inventory # 000651
Book Description Hambledon Continuum, London, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hambledon Continuum HARDBACK IN JACKET 1998. First Edition. x+326 pages with index. 700g. First Edition. Clean and tight. No inscriptions. Flat pages. Jacket has minor edge wear but is not torn. Jacket is now under clear removable covers. Dispatched FIRST CLASS RECORDED next working day or sooner SECURELY BOXED in CARDBOARD. ref DD4SPRTS4. A Muse of Fire: Literature, Art and War. Seller Inventory # 031531
Book Description The Hambledon Press, London and Rio Grande, OH, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. hardcover in dust jacket., no flaws - clean, no writing or markings, strong binding.; x-326pp., examines the literary response to the first world war. first, from the perspective of the 19th century experience, and then what had changed as the second world war arrived. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 13263
Book Description Hambledon & London, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1852851686 > Edition/Printing: First edition | This is the first book to relate the literature and art of the First World War to the literature and art produced by earlier wars and by the Seconbd World War. As New cond. 326 pp.326 pp. > DJ As New | > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Seller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K45812