Paul Fussell was an American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor. His writings covered a variety of topics, from scholarly works on eighteenth-century English literature to commentary on America's class structure. Fussell served in the U.S. Army during World War II, an experience that influenced much of his work. He is perhaps best known for his books on war and society, including 'The Great War and Modern Memory,' which won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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"The Great War and Modern Memory" is a critical analysis of the impact of World War I on the English society and culture. The author explores the war's influence on literature, language, and symbolism, arguing that the horrific experiences of the war drastically altered public perception and understanding of conflict, honor, and heroism. The book combines literary criticism, history, and social commentary to provide a comprehensive examination of the war's lasting effects on the collective memory of the English-speaking world.