Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History / Edition 1

Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History / Edition 1

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by Jay Winter, J. M. Winter, Winter Jay
     
 

This 1998 study of the 'collective remembrance' of the Great War reassesses one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century.See more details below

Overview

This 1998 study of the 'collective remembrance' of the Great War reassesses one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521639880
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Catastrophe and Consolation: 1. Homecomings: the return of the dead; 2. Communities in mourning; 3. Spiritualism and the 'Lost Generation'; 4. War memorials and the mourning process; Part II. Cultural Codes and Languages of Mourning: 5. Mythologies of war: films, popular religion, and the business of the sacred; 6. The apocalyptic imagination in art: from anticipation to allegory; 7. The apocalyptic imagination in war literature; 8. War poetry, romanticism, and the return of the sacred; 9. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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