Exploring satire in the early postmodern American war novel

dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Robert Bennetten
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Kolby Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-17T17:20:01Z
dc.date.available2018-09-17T17:20:01Z
dc.date.issued2018en
dc.description.abstractAfter the Second World War, young soldier-writers such as Norman Mailer, Irwin Shaw, James Jones and Joseph Heller responded to the cultural impact and horrors of World War II by engaging a satire that was meant to not only expose problems of society, but inspire change. Too often, readers mistake satire for pure entertainment. Although satire has a longstanding reputation as comedy, satire is a vital weapon for democratic societies to challenge lies, corruption and the abuse of power. By focusing attention on a diverse range of satiric expression, this thesis aims to fill a gap in the scholarship on early postmodern American war novels and the way they attack systems that objectify and dehumanize human bodies for the agenda of war.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/handle/1/14539en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2018 by Kolby Elizabeth Brownen
dc.subject.lcshSatireen
dc.subject.lcshPostmodernism (Literature)en
dc.subject.lcshAmerican literatureen
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1939-1945en
dc.titleExploring satire in the early postmodern American war novelen
dc.typeThesisen
mus.data.thumbpage59en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Linda Karell; Zachary Bean.en
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage83en

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