The Great War and Modern Memory Author:Paul Fussell "With invention and wit, Fussell proceeds to explore the most significant themes, myths, and literary resources that are created or called upon by the situation of warfare. ...The Great War and Modern Memory is dedicated to an infantry sergeant who was killed next to the author in France in 1945; I can't imagine a more humanly wise and compassio... more »nate tribute to him than this book provides." - William H. Pritchard, Saturday Review.
"Skillful, compassionate. ... An important contribution to our understanding of how we came to make World War I part of our minds." - Frank Kermode, The New York Times Book Review« less