The Great War and Modern Memory (Paperback)

The Great War and Modern Memory By Paul Fussell Cover Image
Special Order - may be out of print


The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who most effectively memorialized WWI as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning.

For this special edition, the author has prepared a new afterword and a suggested further reading list. As this classic work draws upon several disciplines--among them literary studies, military history, cultural criticism, and historical inquiry--it will continue to appeal to students, scholars, and general readers of various backgrounds.

About the Author

Paul Fussell is Donald T. Regan Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195133325
ISBN-10: 0195133323
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 1st, 2000
Pages: 384
Language: English