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Because bird song and regeneration were both written in the 1990s we see that there is a different atmosphere to some of the earlier works from such authors such as D.H. Lawrence and W. Somerset Maugham.

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Comparing birdsong with regeneration how far do you agree that these writings produced in recent years about WW1 you should consider the genders of writer any themes and symbols which you have come across in wider reading comment specifically on language? Because bird song and regeneration were both written in the 1990s we see that there is a different atmosphere to some of the earlier works from such authors such as D.H. Lawrence and W. Somerset Maugham. This maybe because Lawrence and Maugham were able to live and write novels and plays as episodes of the great war was being thought, or it maybe because pat barker and Sebastian Faulks don't want to use as much detail to specific episodes because they do not know what is and what isn't entirely true. ...read more.

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novels although these two extracts are believable the reality of La Tendresse is much greater due to it being from the war years. The 20th century ended with a collection of new novels firmly located in the Great War a number of key novels written earlier in the century were also re issued or published for the first time. In birdsong we have a close man to man bonding relationships and this is quite similar in Regeneration with the soldiers and the doctors however in the two novels we do not really see any heterosexual bonding this may be to show the masculinity that the authors have tried to create. In a birdsong we see that there is a distant lover this maybe to get a feeling of the other soldier's homes where as in La Tendresse the main characters are the doctor and his lovers and his lovers' lovers. ...read more.

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novel being about life after the trenches the only time the reader gets a chance to visit the frontline in this story is when one of the patients at Criaglockheart hospital has a flashback. I feel because birdsong is so easy to read and has being described as like a 'page turning thriller' it has a much easier captivated audience this novel will captivate Sebastian Faulks fans or the world war 1 readers but action oriented people will read this story too as well as people who love war stories. Because Pat Barker is not quite as graphic as Faulks she uses long dense long dialogue and a lot of historical background this is why this story mainly captures university educated English literary classes because it has a lot more two it than a basic action novel. ...read more.

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