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The Great War and Modern Memory
By Paul Fussell and Jay Winter (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 12, 2013
Pages 414
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199971954
ISBN-10 0199971951
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on publication in 1970. Today, Fussell's landmark study remains as original and gripping as ever: a literate, literary, and unapologetic account of the Great War, the war that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world.

This brilliant work illuminates the trauma and tragedy of modern warfare in fresh, revelatory ways. 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--with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning--most effectively memorialized World War I as an historical experience. Dispensing with literary theory and elevated rhetoric, Fussell grounds literary texts in the mud and trenches of World War I and shows how these poems, diaries, novels, and letters reflected the massive changes--in every area, including language itself--brought about by the cataclysm of the Great War. For generations of readers, this work has represented and embodied a model of accessible scholarship, huge ambition, hard-minded research, and haunting detail.

Restored and updated, this new edition includes an introduction by historian Jay Winter that takes into account the legacy and literary career of Paul Fussell, who died in May 2012.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195019186 Book cover for 9780195133318
 
25 anv edition from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (March 2, 2000); titled "The Great War and Modern Memory"
9780195133318 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $55.00
About: 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.
Reissue edition from Oxford Univ Pr (July 24, 1975); titled "The Great War and Modern Memory"
9780195019186 | details & prices | 363 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A study of the British experience in the trenches between 1914 and 1918, of the literature that memorialized, conventionalized, and mythologized that experience, and of the resulting impact on modern consciousness
Paperback
Book cover for 9780195021714 Book cover for 9780195133325 Book cover for 9780199971954 Book cover for 9781402791666
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Jay Winter (other contributor) | New edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 12, 2013); titled "The Great War and Modern Memory"
9780199971954 | details & prices | 414 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on publication in 1970.
Ill rep edition from Sterling Pub Co Inc (September 4, 2012); titled "The Great War and Modern Memory"
9781402791666 | details & prices | 452 pages | 7.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $17.95
About: World War I changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world.
25 anv edition from Oxford Univ Pr (March 2, 2000); titled "The Great War and Modern Memory"
9780195133325 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $19.99
About: 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.
from Oxford Univ Pr (February 1, 2000); titled "The Great War And Modern Memory"
9789990055658 | details & prices | List price $0.02
With Taco Brandsen (other contributor), Adalbert Evers (other contributor), Paul Dekker (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (February 3, 1977)
9780195021714 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.95
This edition also contains Civicness in the Governance and Delivery of Social Services
About: A study of the British experience in the trenches between 1914 and 1918, of the literature that memorialized, conventionalized, and mythologized that experience, and of the resulting impact on modern consciousness

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