Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Meredith Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062815

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062815.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see http://www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 26 September 2017

The Cosmopolitan at War

The Cosmopolitan at War

Edith Wharton and Transnational Material Culture

Chapter:
(p.187) 8 The Cosmopolitan at War
Source:
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism
Author(s):

Mary Carney

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062815.003.0009

Edith Wharton’s war literature reflects her attentiveness to the material culture of France and its powerful embodiment of intercultural exchange across centuries and cultures. In Wharton’s two major World War I texts, her earliest essays in Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort (1915) and her final war novel, A Son at the Front (1923), material phenomena push the narrative toward a more nuanced view of warfare, one in which violence happens against a backdrop of transcultural objects created by “imagined communities” reaching back centuries. As an example of women’s warw literature, Wharton’s work illuminates the tragic consequences of mechanized violence of international warfare while also providing a heightened expression of the interrelatedness of cultures.

Keywords:   World War I, Fighting France, A Son at the Front, intercultural exchange, Imagined communities, material culture, women’s war literature

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .