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ISBN: 1402764391 / ISBN-13: 9781402764394

The Great War and Modern Memory

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    by Paul Fussell

    The Great War and Modern Memory

    Hardcover, Sterling
    2009
    English
    452 pages

    ISBN: 1402764391
    ISBN-13: 9781402764394

    An award-winning landmark study of World War I, originally published in 1975, is brought to life in this beautifully illustrated edition. It provides an understanding of what the Great War meant to the people who lived through it and an analysis of the modern perception of its impact. It includes a fascinating array of photographs, illustrations and maps. Paul Fussell's award-winning landmark study of World War I, originally published in 1975, remains as original and gripping today as ever - but now his literary and ... Show more

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Reviews of The Great War and Modern Memory

Overall customer rating: 3.667
Malve v

Perfect copy

by Malve v on Jun 9, 2011

This is a wonderful book, and the copy arrived like new/very clean. Thank you.

dekesolomon

Rhyming with Death: Poets at War

by dekesolomon on Oct 18, 2009

A jolt of gallows humor, the old marching song says: "O the bells in Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling!" Then the song asks: "O Death! Where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling?" Paul Fussell tells where and how so many millions heard the bells and felt the sting. 'The Great War and Modern Memory' is a literary biography of World War I, as soldier-poet Tommy Atkins knew and fought it. 'Old Contemptibles,' my dying arse!

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Augustus

Not your normal history of WW1

by Augustus on May 24, 2008

My teacher chose this book as the main method in which to study WW1. I would not reccomend this too anyone who wishes to study WW1 in a normal fashion. Instead of speaking about battles, military strategies, and the effects WW1 had on society, The Great War and Modern Memory focuses on the literature from the same period of WW1. To be honest I actually gave up reading this book a few chapters into it. It is quite repetitive with an emphasis on homo-erotic literature. If your a literature buff, then this might be your book, but if your an average historian or student who wants to learn more about WW1, I would avoid this book at all cost. I was shocked when I found out that I had a test on this book, but thanks to my mother who read this and highlighted the very few key points, I was able to BS my way to a B+. Even my mother who is an avid reader, had great difficulties getting through it. The moral of the story is that war is bad, and that the literature from that time period paralled that horrors of war.

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