Remembering the Great War: Writing and Publishing the Experiences of WWI
The horrors and tragedies of the First World War produced some of the finest literature of the century: including Memoirs of an Infantry Officer; Goodbye to All That; the poetry of Wilfred Owen and Edward Thomas; and the novels of Ford Madox Ford. Collectively detailing every campaign and action, together with the emotions and motives of the men on the ground, these 'war books' are the most important set of sources on the Great War that we have. Through looking at the war poems, memoirs and accounts published after the First World War, Ian Andrew Isherwood addresses the key issues of wartime historiography-patriotism, cowardice, publishers and their motives, readers and their motives, masculinity and propaganda. He also analyses the culture, society and politics of the world left behind. Remembering the Great War is a valuable, fascinating and stirring addition to our knowledge of the experiences of WWI.
I. B. Tauris
Great War, First World War, Great Britain, memoir, war memoir, memory
European History | Literature in English, British Isles | Military History
Civil War Era Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies
Isherwood, Ian Andrew. Remembering the Great War: Writing and Publishing the Experiences of WWI. London: I. B. Tauris, 2017.