Teaching A Farewell to Arms from a Modernist Perspective
Details her design for a modern American literature course in which she rearranges the usual chronology by beginning with A Farewell to Arms. Contends that such an arrangement helps students to understand the crucial modernist context of World War I and introduces them to the experimentation with narrative perspective they will encounter with other texts of the period. Provides a breakdown for slowing the novel’s reading into manageable chunks, focusing student attention on key passages. Provides prereading questions for each section.