The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell

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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.

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The 398th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 75th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)

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