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Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War: The Making of Frank Prewett

Porter, Joy

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Abstract

This book examines the extraordinary life of Frank “Toronto” Prewett and the history of trauma, literary expression, and the power of self-representation after WWI.

Joy Porter sheds new light on how the First World War affected the Canadian poet, and how war-induced trauma or “shell-shock” caused him to pretend to be an indigenous North American. Porter investigates his influence of, and acceptance by, some of the most significant literary figures of the time, including Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves.

Citation

Porter, J. (in press). Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War: The Making of Frank Prewett. London: Bloomsbury Press

Book Type Monograph
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 26, 2021
Series Title War, Culture and Society
ISBN 9781350199729
Keywords War, Indigenous, Primitivism
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3700603
Publisher URL https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/trauma-primitivism-and-the-first-world-war-9781350199729/
Additional Information Scheduled for publication 6 May 2021

This file is under embargo due to copyright reasons.

Contact Joy.Porter@hull.ac.uk to request a copy for personal use.






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