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ISBN: 0192812122 / ISBN-13: 9780192812124

The Great War and Modern Memory

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The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of one of the most original and gripping volumes ever written about the First World War. Fussell ... Show synopsis

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  • The Great War and Modern Memory (Oxford University Press) – Paperback (1977)
    by Paul Fussell

    The Great War and Modern Memory
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    Paperback, Oxford University Press
    1977
    English
    New edition. New edition.
    378 pages

    ISBN: 0192812122
    ISBN-13: 9780192812124

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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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