War at the Front: An Analysis of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms (1929), Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), and Robert Graves’s Good-bye to All That (1929)
Guide for students. Provides a literary analysis, characterizing the novel as an historical fiction primarily concerned with the loss of love. Meredith discusses Hemingway’s blend of limited firsthand experience at the Italian front with extensive postwar research, capturing both private heartbreak and the postwar generation’s disillusionment with the modern world. Contextualizes the novel historically through commentary and excerpts of contemporary documents by political figures, diplomats, and others.
Understanding the Literature of World War I: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents