Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History / Edition 1by 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
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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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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