I'm just looking for a few suggestions from fellow literature enthusiasts! I'm thinking about patriotism in literature, more specifically, how literature helps define what it means to be patriotic. This, of course, is open to a variety of interpretations. We can observe say Allen Ginsberg's interpretation of patriotism in contrast to Benjamin Franklin, or Emerson, or Whitman.
What I'm looking for are a few suggestions as far as patriotism exemplified in fiction. I'm thinking of rereading The Great Gatsby (a seemingly obvious choice) but am struggling to come up with other options. As noted, I've got plenty of poetic examples, but am interested in exploring this theme elsewhere.
Outside of fiction and poetry I'll be reading a variety of essays. Any suggestions here would be equally as appreciated. Thanks for any and all suggestions, this should be pretty exciting!