The Great War and modern memory / Paul Fussell.
By: Fussell, Paul.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000Edition: [25th anniversary ed.].Description: x, 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0195133323; 9780195133325.Subject(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
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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