A comparative analysis of Robert Penn Warren’s Wilderness and Shelby Foote’s Shiloh reveals a similar historiography that both writers apply to the American Civil War. From a narratological standpoint, the novels are very different; however, the underlying theme is the same: the Civil War is an “unreligious” episode in an often oversimplified period in American history.
"An “Unreligious” Affair: (Re)Reading the American Civil War in Foote’s Shiloh and Warren’s Wilderness,"
Robert Penn Warren Studies: Vol. 8, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/rpwstudies/vol8/iss1/9