The Great War and Modern Memory

The Great War and Modern Memory


Winner of either the nationwide booklet Award and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award and named by way of the trendy Library one of many 20th century's a hundred most sensible Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The nice struggle and sleek Memory used to be universally acclaimed on booklet in 1970. this day, Fussell's landmark learn continues to be as unique and gripping as ever: a literate, literary, and unapologetic account of the nice conflict, the warfare that modified a new release, ushered within the glossy period, and revolutionized how we see the realm.

This wonderful paintings illuminates the trauma and tragedy of recent war in clean, revelatory methods. Exploring the paintings of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell provides contexts, either real and literary, for these writers who--with conspicuous inventive and creative meaning--most successfully memorialized international conflict I as an ancient adventure. dishing out with literary thought and increased rhetoric, Fussell grounds literary texts within the dust and ditchs of global battle I and exhibits how those poems, diaries, novels, and letters mirrored the large changes--in each sector, together with language itself--brought approximately by way of the cataclysm of the nice warfare. For generations of readers, this paintings has represented and embodied a version of obtainable scholarship, large ambition, hard-minded learn, and haunting detail.

Restored and up-to-date, this re-creation comprises an creation via historian Jay wintry weather that takes under consideration the legacy and literary profession of Paul Fussell, who died in may perhaps 2012.

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