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The Great War and Modern Memory

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The First World War centenary commemorations and the issue of a new edition in 2013 following its author's death in 2012 make this a good time to revisit Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory. It is a book which First World War literary scholars and historians return to obsessively, with a mixture of admiration and irritation. The admiration is for the way in which Fussell pioneered thinking about the war in terms of its impact on cultural history, rather than in terms of its militar...

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Department:
Harris Manchester College, Oxford
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Author
Journal:
Essays in Criticism
Volume:
64
Issue:
4
Pages:
436-458
Acceptance date:
2014-05-15
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EISSN:
1471-6852
ISSN:
0014-0856
Language:
English
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