Alien internment in John Galsworthy's 'the bright side' and 'the dog it was that died'
Literature & History
School of Arts and Humanities / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
This article illuminates two short stories by John Galsworthy through examining them with the help of his diaries and letters, a handful of unpublished letters by his nephew from an internment camp and secondary historical sources. It argues that the stories, when read in conjunction with these sources, are highly revealing about human nature during Second World War and also about Galsworthy’s prescient fears concerning a second twentieth-century world war, which he did not live to see.
Society and Culture
Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation