THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN IN JAMES JONES’ NOVEL «THE THIN RED LINE»: DOCUMENTARY FACTS IN FICTIONAL DESCRIPTION

Abstract: 

The paper focuses on the representation of the documentary material, and the author’s interpretation of the historical events in James Jones’ novel ˝The Thin Red Line˝. The role of autobiographical basis is identified. 

Key words: 

the Guadalcanal campaign, ˝The Dancing Elephant˝, ˝The Galloping Horse˝, ˝The Sea Slug˝, ˝The Sea Horse˝.

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