The great war and modern memory galaxy books written by paul fussell 1982 edition new edition publisher oxford university press inc paperback paul fussell 42 out of 5 stars 14. The great war and modern memory is a book of literary criticism written by paul fussell and published in 1975 by oxford university press it describes the literary responses by english participants in world war i to their experiences of combat particularly in trench warfare the perceived futility and insanity of this conduct became for many gifted englishmen of their generation a metaphor for life fussell describes how the collective experience of the great war was correlated with and to. The great war and modern memory galaxy books by fussell paul published by oxford university press usa paperback aa on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the great war and modern memory galaxy books by fussell paul published by oxford university press usa paperback . Paul fussells the great war and modern memory is possibly the finest most scholarly source on the way in which the great war was remembered by its participants drawing on the memoirs of soldiers together with a forensic examination of the events that shaped them fussells book is an insightful compassionate moving and skillfully written work. Winner of both the national book award and the national book critics circle award and named by the modern library one of the twentieth centurys 100 best non fiction books paul fussells the great war and modern memory was universally acclaimed on publication in 1970 today fussells 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
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