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The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who most effectively memorialized WWI as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning.

For this special edition, the author has prepared a new afterword and a suggested further reading list. As this classic work draws upon several disciplines--among them literary studies, military history, cultural criticism, and historical inquiry--it will continue to appeal to students, scholars, and general readers of various backgrounds.

Synopsis:

A 25th-anniversary revised edition of Fussell's work on the war that changed a generation and revolutionized the way we see the world. He explores the British experience on the western Front, focusing on the various literary means by which it has been remembered, conventionalized and mythologized.

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The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who most effectively memorialized WWI as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning. For this special edition, the author has prepared a new introduction and afterword.

About the Author

Paul Fussell is Donald T. Regan Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

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manwith7talents, December 22, 2009 (view all comments by manwith7talents)
Reading about WW1 is always a sobering experience, and this book is no different. What is uplifting about this book however is the bold approach to intellectual inquiry and historical analysis. Using themes and motifs gathered from literature, letters, memoirs, and other writings, Fussell creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of physical and psychological horror. Using irony as his overarching principle, he delves deeply into the individual and social psychology of the war. The best book I read this year.
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ISBN:
9780195133325
Author:
Fussell, Paul
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Paul
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Literature/English | Literary Theory
Subject:
European
Subject:
American
Subject:
English literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
War and literature
Copyright:
Edition Number:
25
Edition Description:
25th anniversary ed.
Series Volume:
00-156
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 halftones
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
5 x 7.9 x 0.7 in 0.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A 25th-anniversary revised edition of Fussell's work on the war that changed a generation and revolutionized the way we see the world. He explores the British experience on the western Front, focusing on the various literary means by which it has been remembered, conventionalized and mythologized.
"Synopsis" by , The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who most effectively memorialized WWI as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning. For this special edition, the author has prepared a new introduction and afterword.
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