?The author admits that the value of the American military novels of the early post-war period is neither that they represent a lasting contribution to the canon of great American literature, nor that they form a unique body of historical information'; instead he argues they deserve study for their clear delineation of a period.'?-American Literature
About the Author
ARNE AXELSSON is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Uppsala University in Sweden, specializing in modern American literature and society, and post-World War II American history. Other fields of interest include ninteenth-century American literature, and he has written "The Links in the Chain: Isolation and Interdependence in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Fictional Characters," and articles published in "Studia Neophilologica."