Available to ship 10/15/2013
The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award is Paul Fussell's landmark study of WWI. It 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.