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Fussell, Paul 1924-2012

Overview
Works: 127 works in 587 publications in 7 languages and 27,621 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: PR478.E8, 940.5488673
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Most widely held works by Paul Fussell
The Great War and modern memory by Paul Fussell( Book )

95 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the British experience on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918 and some of the literary means by which it has been remembered, conventionalized, and mythologized
Wartime : understanding and behavior in the Second World War by Paul Fussell( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... in 'Wartime, ' Fussell turns to the Second World War, the conflict he himself fought in, to weave a narrative that is both more intensely personal and more wide-ranging ... Here Fussell examines the immediate impact of the war on common soldiers and civilians. He describes the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II. He analyzes the wishful thinking and the euphemisms people needed to deal with unacceptable reality (the early belief, for instance, that the war could be won by 'precision bombing, ' that is, by long distance); he describes the abnormally intense frustration of desire and some of the means by which desire was satisfied; and, most important, he emphasizes the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity and wit ... He examines ... how the great privations of wartime (when oranges would be raffled off as valued prizes) resulted in roccoco prose styles that dwelt longingly on lavish dinners, and how the 'high-mindedness' of the era and the almost pathological need to 'accentuate the positive' invited the downfall of the acerbic H.L. Mencken and the ascent of E.B. White. He also offers astute commentary on Edmund Wilson's argument with Archibald MacLeish, Cyril Connolly's 'Horizon' magazine, the war poetry of Randall Jarrell and Louis Simpson, and many other aspects of the wartime literary world ... For the past fifty years, the Allied war has been sanitized and romanticized almost beyond recognition by 'the sentimental, the loony patriotic, the ignorant, and the bloodthirsty.' Americans, he says, have never understood what the Second World War was really like ... [and] he offers such an understanding
Poetic meter and poetic form by Paul Fussell( Book )

43 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book might be required reading for all students of poetry because it makes wonderfully clear the relationship of metrics to the formal achievement of meaning ... Fussell's command of his subject and his never-failing common sense will guarantee ... enrichment for anyone who takes the time to read this book."--Frank Lentricchia, Jr., PoetryDonated by Prabu Vasan
Class : a guide through the American status system by Paul Fussell( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Fussell explodes the sacred American myth of social equality ... guide to the signs, symbols, and customs of the American class system ... Fussell shows us how our status is revealed by everything we do, say, and own. He describes the houses, objects, artifacts, speech, clothing styles, and intellectural proclivities of American classes from the top to the bottom"-- Back cover
The boys' crusade : the American infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945 by Paul Fussell( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at World War II in Europe, from D-Day to the fall of Berlin, from the perspective of the American infantry soldiers who fought, capturing the horrors and hardships of battle while dealing with issues of leadership, strategy, and tactics
Abroad : British literary traveling between the Wars by Paul Fussell( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s
The rhetorical world of Augustan humanism : ethics and imagery from Swift to Burke by Paul Fussell( Book )

36 editions published between 1069 and 1989 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson and the life of writing by Paul Fussell( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BAD, or, The dumbing of America by Paul Fussell( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uniforms : why we are what we wear by Paul Fussell( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of anecdotes that tell the history and meaning of American uniforms, identifying their cultural significance in terms of how uniforms unite and divide people as well as how they vary throughout the world
The Norton book of modern war by Paul Fussell( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from poetry and fiction describe the 20th century's major conflicts
Eighteenth-century English literature by Geoffrey Tillotson( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of eighteenth-century writing, selected according to literary merit including not only poetry and drama but works of theology, philosophy, criticism, polemic, practical advice, and travel, beginning with sufficient writers of the Restoration to imply the genealogy of eighteenth-century achievements and concluding with that part of Blake's work which most exemplifies the thematic and stylistic concerns of this century
Thank God for the atom bomb, and other essays by Paul Fussell( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy scout handbook and other observations by Paul Fussell( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Please note that this is not 'The Official Boy Scout Handbook'. It is a collection of my essays and reviews and bagatelles on appearances, institutions, and society, writers, travel, and war written over the past fifteen years or so, and written on very different occasions and for different purposes."--Preface
The anti-egotist : Kingsley Amis, man of letters by Paul Fussell( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Anti-Egotist, Fussell captures the essence of Amis as a man of letters; part biography, part critical appraisal, The Anti-Egotist traces the influences that have shaped Amis's writing, ranging from his schooldays through military service to university teaching, as he emerged as a novelist, poet, and essayist. By drawing our attention to the details first of Amis's life, then of his writing, Fussell reveals the profound moral sense that expresses itself so wonderfully in Amis's fiction and criticism. He mixes affection with insight as he paints a highly personal portrait of Amis as writer who despises self-promotion in all its forms, savaging the world's show-offs and blowhards with a particularly sharp-toothed bite. -- Publisher description (abridged)
Theory of prosody in eighteenth-century England by Paul Fussell( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1966 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton book of travel( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon's long journey : selections from the Sherston memoirs by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the harmony, variety, and power of numbers (1745) by Samuel Say( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class by Paul Fussell( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fassel, Pol, 1924-2012

Fussell, Paul

Paul Fussell US-amerikanischer Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaftler

Paulus Fussell

Reagan, Donald T. 1924-

Фассел, Пол, 1924-2012

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Wartime : understanding and behavior in the Second World WarPoetic meter and poetic formClass : a guide through the American status systemThe boys' crusade : the American infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945Abroad : British literary traveling between the WarsSamuel Johnson and the life of writingBAD, or, The dumbing of AmericaUniforms : why we are what we wear