The Short Story of the First World War

Ann-Marie Einhaus*

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This chapter outlines the contribution made by short fiction to the representation and memory of the First World War. Drawing on short stories published between 1914 and the war’s centenary years, this chapter argues that short fiction can reveal as much about the multifaceted global experience of war as about the war’s shifting place in contemporary cultural memory. The short story of and about the First World War is explored both as an archive of experience and a mediator of memory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War
EditorsRalf Schneider, Jane Potter
Place of PublicationBerlin ; Boston
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783110422467
ISBN (Print)9783110426670
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameHandbooks of English and American studies
PublisherDe Gruyter


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