The Great War and modern memory / Paul Fussell.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000Edition: [25th anniversary ed.]Description: x, 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0195133323; 9780195133325Subject(s): English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Literature and the war | Memory in literature | War and literature | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front | World War (1914-1918) | English literature | Memory in literature | Military campaigns | War and literature | Great Britain | Western Front (World War (1914-1918)) | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Poetry. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Poetry.DDC classification: 820.9/358 LOC classification: PR478.E8 | F8 2000
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Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1975.
Contains a new afterword.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-359) and index.
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.
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.
National Book Award, 1976: Nonfiction
Author notes provided by SyndeticsPaul Fussell Jr. was born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 while attending Pomona College. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He returned to college in 1945. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in 1947 and a master's degree and a doctorate in English from Harvard University. He taught English at Connecticut College for Women, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he wrote several books on literary topics including The Rhetorical World of Augustan Humanism: Ethics and Imagery from Swift to Burke, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, and Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing.
In 1975, he published The Great War and Modern Memory, which was a study of World War I and how its horrors fostered a disillusioned modernist sensibility. This book won both the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the National Book Award for Arts and Letters. His other works include Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War, BAD: Or, the Dumbing of America, and Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic. He died of natural causes on May 23, 2012 at the age of 88.
(Bowker Author Biography)