Literary Techniques

Although West's subject may have been revolutionary in The Return of the Soldier, her narrative technique is straightforward. West uses...

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(Critical Guide to British Fiction)

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Wolfe, Peter. Rebecca West: Artist and Thinker, 1971.

Literary Precedents

Certainly West's theme of man returning from war has many antecedents. From Homer's Odyssey (1050-850 B.C.), to the Bible, to...

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The Return of the Soldier was released by Golden Communications in January 1983. Directed by Alan Bridges and starring Julie Christie as...

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