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The War ComplexWorld War II in Our Time$
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Marianna Torgovnick

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226808550

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.001.0001

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Unexploded Bombs

Unexploded Bombs

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(p.95) Chapter Four Unexploded Bombs
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The War Complex
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DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.003.0005

This chapter presents a particular dimension of cultural representation— that of fiction, and especially elite fiction made into popular films—and it begins with two observations. First: if one excludes novels about the Holocaust, there are far fewer important postwar novels written in English about World War II than one might expect. And, second: the recent novels we do have generally sidestep combat, often by using dual settings or dual timeframes that motivate (in the sense of making seem natural) movement to a different place or time and, consequently, displacement onto a different subject.

Keywords:   fiction, popular film, Holocaust, postwar novels, World War II, cultural representation

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