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Reconstructing the Body

Reconstructing the Body :Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Format : Hardback
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199546466
Publication Year : 2009
Language : English

Carden-Coyne investigates the cultural response to the horrors of the First World War in America, Britain, and Australia. Wartime had ruined bodies and disfigured a generation, but post-war ideals of beauty and resilience influenced social, medical and cultural imagery that renewed faith in humanity and allowed people to rebuild their lives.