HUTCHISON, H: The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Hutchison, Hazel. The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War. Yale University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780300195026. Unmarked text.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31186) $20.00

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Looks at the roles of American writers in helping to shape national opinion and policy during the First World War. Authors include Henry James, Edith Wharton, Grace Fallow Norton, Mary Borden, Ellen La Motte, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos. Draws on original letters and manuscripts in exploring how the essays, poetry, and novels of these seven literary figures influenced America’s public view of events from August 1914 through the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.

Black-and-white illustrations. 292p. Measures 6.25×9.25 inches.