Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

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The notion that war plays a fundamental role in the United States' idea of itself obscures the rich--and by no means naive--seam of anti-war thinking that winds through American culture. Non-violent resistance, far from being a philosophy of passive dreamers, instead embodies Ralph Waldo Emerson's belief that peace "can never be defended, never be executed, by cowards." Giorgio Mariani rigorously engages with the essential question of what makes a text explicitly anti-war. Ranging from Emerson and Joel Barlow to Maxine ...

Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature 2015, University of Illinois Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780252039751

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