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Travellers to War

Douglas Kerr

in Eastern Figures

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099340
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0007
Travellers to War

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This chapter discusses a juxtaposition of the literary record of two journeys to observe war in Asia. The first journey was made by Auden and Christopher Isherwood, who travelled to report on the Sino-Japanese war in 1938. The second journey was that of James Fenton in Indochina during the early 1970s. The travellers to war considered in this chapter had also been in search of a kind of language, a way of speaking in friendship with others, which would have to be also a way of listening.

Keywords: juxtaposition; war; Asia; Auden Isherwood; Christopher Isherwood; Sino-Japanese war; James Fenton; Indochina; language

Chapter.  14737 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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