The Great War and Modern Memory: The Illustrated Edition

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World War I changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Drawing from a variety of primary sources--including personal correspondence, newspapers, and literary works--this award-winning landmark study by Paul Fussell, originally published in 1975, changed how we look at World War I. Enhanced with a wide selection of rare and fascinating images, this edition of The Great War and Modern Memory helps us fully grasp the true scope and ...
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Overview

World War I changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Drawing from a variety of primary sources--including personal correspondence, newspapers, and literary works--this award-winning landmark study by Paul Fussell, originally published in 1975, changed how we look at World War I. Enhanced with a wide selection of rare and fascinating images, this edition of The Great War and Modern Memory helps us fully grasp the true scope and continuing impact of this catastrophic war.
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Library Journal
★ 11/01/2013
An erudite yet accessible landmark study. This illustrated version will draw more readers to a book that places the war and its effects in deep cultural context.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402791666
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Fussell is a professor emeritus of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania who served as an infantry officer during World War II. He is the acclaimed author of more than 20 books, including Class: a Guide Through the American Status System (Touchstone 1992) and The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945 (Modern Library 2005).
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Table of Contents

I A Satire of Circumstance 3
II The Troglodyte World 36
III Adversary Proceedings 75
IV Myth, Ritual, and Romance 114
V Oh What a Literary War 155
VI Theater of War 191
VII Arcadian Recourses 231
VIII Soldier Boys 270
IX Persistence and Memory 310
Afterword 336
Notes 343
Index 360
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