Book Discussion on The Great War and Modern Memory

Paul Fussell talked about his book The Great War and Modern Memory. The 25th anniversary edition was issued March 2, 2000, published by… read more

Paul Fussell talked about his book The Great War and Modern Memory. The 25th anniversary edition was issued March 2, 2000, published by Oxford University Press. Originally published in 1975 and winner of numerous awards, the book studies the literature of World War I to examine how the war was written about by the men who fought in it, and by subsequent generations. He talked about how he came to write the book based on his experiences in World War II and as a reaction to the public perceptions of the Vietnam War. Topics included changes in the perceptions of heroism and of warfare and how the war changed Great Britain. He also talked about his other works. close

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Book Discussion on The Great War and Modern Memory

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 2, 2000
Last Aired:
Jul 29, 2008

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  • Apr 02, 2000 | 9:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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