Leon Uris: A Critical Companion

Title

Leon Uris: A Critical Companion

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Book Title

Leon Uris: A Critical Companion

Department

Communication Arts & Sciences

Description

In 11 novels written over four decades, Leon Uris has chronicled the unceasing fight of dedicated individuals against the forces of oppression, in particular fascism, communism, and imperialism. In the tradition of the historical novel, Uris sets his work during times of crisis (World War II, the founding of Israel, the Irish fight for independence), providing his plots with both political and social tensions as well as personal conflicts. Uris's themes include the indomitability of the human spirit, the power of patriotism, and the restorative capacity of romantic love. Through an exploration of these plots, themes, and characters, this study recognizes Leon Uris as a writer whose examination of good and evil in the context of contemporary history raises important issues that have confronted us all.

ISBN

0313302316

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

Greenwood Press

City

Westport, CT

Keywords

Leon Uris

Disciplines

Literature in English, North America

Leon Uris: A Critical Companion

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