The Missing of the Somme The Missing of the Somme

The Missing of the Somme

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Publisher Description

The Missing of the Somme is part travelogue, part meditation on remembrance—and completely, unabashedly, unlike any other book about the First World War. Through visits to battlefields and memorials, Geoff Dyer examines the way that photographs and film, poetry and prose determined—sometimes in advance of the events described—the way we would think about and remember the war. With his characteristic originality and insight, Dyer untangles and reconstructs the network of myth and memory that illuminates our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
August 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.4
MB

Customer Reviews

dodeedee ,

Thoughtfu & thought-provoking

I actually purchased AND read the book, unlike another reviewer, and I found it to be an interesting analysis of how we remember World War I. It helps to be familiar with poetry of W. Owen, since there are many references to it, but even those who are unacquainted with the poet's work, as I am, will find food for thought here. Worth a read, regardless of your political views on the purpose of this war.

Dalton Mooring ,

Great book

P.s. I didn't really buy the book

P.s.s. It didn't even out yet when I wrote this

:).

Hahahah

Ha

Mtc1965 ,

The Missing of the Somme

I purchased the book but it would not download on my iPad.

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