War and Peace in Ian McEwan’s ‘Atonement’

This article was published in Footpath (a journal concerning English literature published in English and Russian in Russia), spring 2010.

War and Peace in Ian McEwan’s ‘Atonement’

Abstract

This short paper considers how war suffuses all four parts of Atonement; how it, along with science and medicine, signify reality as opposed to fiction; and how and to what degree the fictional and literary are nonetheless finally presented as possessing value.