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By Stephen Cushman,Gary W. Gallagher

ISBN-10: 146961877X

ISBN-13: 9781469618777

ISBN-10: 1469633396

ISBN-13: 9781469633398

warfare destroys, however it additionally evokes, stimulates, and creates. it's, during this method, a muse, and a strong one at that. the yankee Civil conflict used to be a very prolific muse--unleashing with its violent realities a torrent of language, from infantrymen' intimate letters and diaries to daily newspaper debts, nice speeches, and enduring literary works. In Belligerent Muse, Stephen Cushman considers the Civil battle writings of 5 of the main major and most sensible recognized narrators of the clash: Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ambrose Bierce, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. contemplating their writings either as literary expressions and as efforts to list the pains of the conflict, Cushman analyzes their narratives and the aesthetics underlying them to provide a richer knowing of ways Civil struggle writing chronicled the occasions of the clash as they opened up after which served to border the reminiscence of the battle afterward.

Elegantly interweaving army and literary historical past, Cushman makes use of a few of the war's most renowned writers and their works to discover the profound ways that our nation's nice clash not just replaced the lives of its fighters and chroniclers but additionally essentially reworked American letters.

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