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Sites of memory, sites of mourning

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In this profound and moving study, Jay Winter looks anew at the ways in which writers, artists and communities endeavoured to find solace for the appalling losses of 1914-1918, and offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Jay Winter's powerful new study of the 'collective remembrance' of the Great War offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Using a great variety of literary, artistic and architectural evidence, Dr Winter looks anew at the culture of commemoration, and the ways in which communities endeavoured to find collective solace after 1918. Taking issue with the prevailing 'Modernist' interpretation of the European reaction to the appalling events of 1914-1918, Dr Winter instead argues that what characterised that reaction was, rather, the attempt to interpret the Great War within traditional frames of reference. Tensions arose, inevitably. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning is a profound and moving book of seminal importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Author(s):
Jay Winter
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521496829
ISBN-13:
9780521496827
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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In this profound and moving study, Jay Winter looks anew at the ways in which writers, artists and communities endeavoured to find solace for the appalling losses of 1914-1918, and offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Jay Winter's powerful new study of the 'collective remembrance' of the Great War offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Using a great variety of literary, artistic and architectural evidence, Dr Winter looks anew at the culture of commemoration, and the ways in which communities endeavoured to find collective solace after 1918. Taking issue with the prevailing 'Modernist' interpretation of the European reaction to the appalling events of 1914-1918, Dr Winter instead argues that what characterised that reaction was, rather, the attempt to interpret the Great War within traditional frames of reference. Tensions arose, inevitably. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning is a profound and moving book of seminal importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.

Author(s):
Jay Winter
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521496829
ISBN-13:
9780521496827
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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