Fussell, Paul, 1924-2012.

The Great War and modern memory / Paul Fussell. - [25th anniversary ed.]. - New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. - x, 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1975. Contains a new afterword.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-359) and index.

1. A satire of circumstance -- 2. The troglodyte world -- 3. Adversary proceedings -- 4. Myth, ritual, and romance -- 5. Oh what a literary war -- 6. Theater of war --7. Arcadian recourses -- 8. Soldier boys -- 9. Persistence and memory.

This book is a landmark study about the British experience on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918 and some of the literary means by which it has been remembered, conventionalized, and mythologized. It is also about the literary dimensions of the trench experience itself.-Pref.

National Book Award, 1976: Nonfiction

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World War (1914-1918)


1900-1999


English literature--History and criticism.--20th century
World War, 1914-1918--Literature and the war.--Great Britain
Memory in literature.
War and literature.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Western Front.
English literature.
Memory in literature.
Military campaigns.
War and literature.


Great Britain.
Western Front (World War (1914-1918))


Poetry.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Poetry.

PR478.E8 / F8 2000

820.9/358