Vera Brittain | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Helen Beal Woodward

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Vera Brittain.
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Critical Essay by Helen Beal Woodward

"Testament of Experience" retraces the frightening pattern of increasing tolerance to cruelty, beginning with the civilian air raids in Spain which once seemed so savage, and mounting through obliteration bombing to the "superlative atrocity" of Hiroshima.

I suppose there are many people who will loathe Vera Brittain's new book. Hers is a thorny and, as she admits, a combative personality. As a young woman she was a bit of a prig. In middle age she has a predilection for visiting graves that amounts almost to a hobby. The letters she and her husband exchange are so beautiful as to arouse the unworthy suspicion that they were written with one eye on posterity. And yet, though one may not be able to accept all Miss Brittain's hard choices, "Testament of Experience&#x...

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