The Great War and Modern Memory

Paul Fussell
Introduced by Lyn MacDonald

One hundred years on, the enduring impact of the First World War is explored in Paul Fussell’s acclaimed literary and cultural history.

In writing The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell’s stated aim was suitably far-reaching: to understand ‘the way the dynamics and iconography of the Great War have proved crucial political, rhetorical and artistic determinants on subsequent life’. Almost 40 years after it was first published, his lyrical and penetrating analysis of what the Great War means to our collective consciousness remains as powerful as ever.

Longman-History Today Historical Picture Researcher of the Year Award 2015 was won by Laura Canter for her work on this edition.

Bound in buckram blocked with artwork by Frances Button based on a First World War Recruitment Poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruitment Committee, London, 1915

Set in Janson

464 pages

Frontispiece and 32 pages of colour and black & white illustrations

Printed endpapers

Plain slipcase

10˝ x 6¼˝

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