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Regeneration – EMC Interviews Pat Barker (Download)

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Pat Barker discusses her World War 1 novel Regeneration.

This download publication includes:

  • an extensive video interview with Pat Barker
  • a PDF of additional resources:
    a transcript of the interview
    a chapter-by-chaper summary of the novel
    a selection of primary source material to contextualise the novel
    five articles on the literature of World War 1 from the emagazine archive.

The interview has been divided into the following sections:

  1. The idea of the novel 
  2. The title 
  3. Rivers
  4. A perspective on the First World War 
  5. Fact and fiction 
  6. Prior, Owen and the minor characters 
  7. Exploring notions of masculinity 
  8. The women in the novel 
  9. Owen and Sassoon: the poetry 
  10. Language and protest 
  11. Narrative voice and style 
  12. First World War fictions at the end of the twentieth century 
  13. The novel and the film

This interview was originally published in The Modern Novel: Enduring Love and Regeneration in 2001.

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