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A war imagined: The First World War and English Culture

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A war imagined: The First World War and English Culture by Samuel Hynes. Published by Pimlico 1990. Paperback. In plastic sleeve. Pages slightly tanned. In very good condition.
Between the opulent Edwardian years and the 1920s the First World War opens like a gap in time. England after the war was a different place; the arts were different; history was different; sex, society, class were all different. Samuel Hynes examines the process of that transformation. He explores a vast cultural mosaic comprising novels and poetry, music and theatre, journalism, paintings, films, parliamentary debates, public monuments, sartorial fashions, personal diaries and letters. Told in rich detail, this penetrating account shatters much of the received wisdom about the First World War. It shows how English culture adapted itself to the needs of killing, how our stereotypes of the war gradually took shape and how the nations thought and imagination were profoundly and irretrievably changed.

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Author(s):
Hynes S
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16x5
Edition:
1990
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712650415
ISBN-13:
9780712650410
Number of pages:
514
Publisher:
Pimlico
Title:
A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture

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A war imagined: The First World War and English Culture by Samuel Hynes. Published by Pimlico 1990. Paperback. In plastic sleeve. Pages slightly tanned. In very good condition.
Between the opulent Edwardian years and the 1920s the First World War opens like a gap in time. England after the war was a different place; the arts were different; history was different; sex, society, class were all different. Samuel Hynes examines the process of that transformation. He explores a vast cultural mosaic comprising novels and poetry, music and theatre, journalism, paintings, films, parliamentary debates, public monuments, sartorial fashions, personal diaries and letters. Told in rich detail, this penetrating account shatters much of the received wisdom about the First World War. It shows how English culture adapted itself to the needs of killing, how our stereotypes of the war gradually took shape and how the nations thought and imagination were profoundly and irretrievably changed.

Author(s):
Hynes S
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16x5
Edition:
1990
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712650415
ISBN-13:
9780712650410
Number of pages:
514
Publisher:
Pimlico
Title:
A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture

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