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Reading behind the linesPostmemory in contemporary British war fiction$
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Natasha Alden

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088933

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.001.0001

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‘In the beginning was the word; and to that it came back in the long run’:

‘In the beginning was the word; and to that it came back in the long run’:

Briony Tallis and Atonement1

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Reading behind the lines

Natasha Alden

Manchester University Press

Explores McEwan’s use of historical source material in ‘Atonement’, focussing on how he used memoirs, letters and the Imperial War Museum archives to explore the lives of soldiers and nurses. Compares the exploration of the past in the novel to the exploration McEwan himself undertook.

Keywords:   Ian McEwan, Atonement, Lucilla Andrews, Ann Radloff, Nurses

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