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 ...
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 illuminating account comes in a beautifully illustrated edition. World War I changed a generation, ushered in the modern era and revolutionised how we see the world. By drawing from a variety of primary sources, including personal correspondence, newspapers and literary works, Fussell brings the period alive. Not only does he give a more profound understanding of what the Great War meant to the people who lived through it, he also analyses the modern perception of its impact. The wide selection of rare and fascinating images includes photographs, illustrations, and maps from period books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements and other publications. Not only do they heighten the impact of Fussell's remarkable critical interpretation, they help readers fully grasp the true scope of this catastrophic war.
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This is a wonderful book, and the copy arrived like new/very clean. Thank you.
Oct 18, 2009
Rhyming with Death: Poets at War
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!
May 24, 2008
Not your normal history of WW1
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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