The Great War and Modern Memory

TitleThe Great War and Modern Memory
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFussell, Paul
Number of Pages414
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York

In this classic work, the author illuminates the British experience on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918, focusing primarily on the literary means by which The Great War has been remembered, conventionalized, and mythologized. Drawing on the work of important wartime poets such as David Jones and Wilfred Owen, on the memoirs of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, and Edmund Blunden, and on numerous other personal records housed in the Imperial War Museum, this volume provides an account of the event that revolutionized the way we see the world. Restored and updated, this new edition includes an introduction by historian Jay Winter that takes into account the legacy and literary career of the author, who died in May 2012.

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