Scott, A. O.
“A War to End All Innocence: The Enduring Impact of World War I.”
New York Times. June 20, 1914
A. O. Scott discusses Paul Fussell’s research of post-1918 literature and the lasting legacy of WWI on art and literature.
Teaching resources with an overview essay and brief documentary that connect World War I to the literary output of American writers, including Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and E. E. Cummings.
The British Library, “Literary Memories of World War I”
An article by Modris Eksteins examining the use of literature to confront the devastation of World War I.
Biographical Information on Gertrude Stein:
Biographical Information on Ernest Hemingway and his experiences in WWI:
Biographical Information on E. E. Cummings:
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
An online collection of 7,000 poems, videos, images, and other multimedia resources about the literature of World War I.
Library of Congress, World War I Posters
More than 1,900 digitized posters from World War I depict how the poster format was used as a communications and propaganda tool.
National World War I Museum and Memorial “War Art” online exhibition
An online exhibition from the National World War I Museum displaying art created during and after the Great War.
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
New York: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2000
The Great War and Modern Memory
New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
A new edition of Fussell’s 1975 criticism of the lasting legacy of WWI in literature and culture.
The Great War in British Literature
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008
Higonnet, Margaret R.
Lines of Fire: Women Writers of World War I
New York: Plume, 1999
The End of the Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton and the First World War
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998
- Literature of the Great War, PEN America
Geoff Dyer, Justin Go, Liesl Schillinger, and Janne Teller discuss the legacy and influence of World War I literature