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Nurse Writers of the Great War$
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Christine E. Hallett

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992521

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.001.0001

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Epic romance on Western and Eastern Fronts

Epic romance on Western and Eastern Fronts

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(p.211) 9 Epic romance on Western and Eastern Fronts
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Nurse Writers of the Great War
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Christine E. Hallett

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.003.0009

Some of the writings of soldier-memoirists have been likened to epic romances, because they describe the way in which the so-called ‘hero’ faces ordeal and achieves ‘apotheosis’, or personal transformation. Some nurses’ writings adopt a similar style. The romance trope was particularly powerful for writers on the Eastern Front. The memoirs of Florence Farmborough and Mary Britnieva reveal their authors’ attachment to the idea that nurses were transformed by the ‘ordeal’ of their experience.

Keywords:   Olive Dent, Florence Farmborough, Mary Britnieva, Romance trope, Nursing on the Eastern Front, Russian First World War nurses

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