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Modern nostalgia : Siegfried Sassoon, trauma and the Second World War

Author: Robert Hemmings
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
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This book explores Siegfried Sassoon's writing of the 20s, 30s and 40s, demonstrating the connections between trauma and nostalgia in a culture saturated with the anxieties of war.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hemmings, Robert.
Modern nostalgia.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)226360323
Named Person: Siegfried Sassoon; Siegfried Sassoon; Siegfried Sassoon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hemmings
ISBN: 0748633073 9780748633074 1281785857 9781281785855
OCLC Number: 270110472
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 160 pages)
Contents: COVER; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Space Between the Wars; 2. Rivers, Myers and the Culture of War Neuroses; 3. Witnessing and Survival: The Challenge of 'Autognosis' in the Interwar Years; 4. Wartime Revisited: Ghosts and Spirits in Sassoon's Patriotic Verse of the Second World War; 5. Look Back to 'Gladness': Nostalgia and Sassoon's Personal Poems, 1940-5; 6. Narcissism and Autognosis: Sassoon, 1936-42; 7. Liminal Moments, Uncanny Spaces: Sassoon's Autobiography and the Modern Subject; Conclusion; Index.
Responsibility: Robert Hemmings.

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This book explores Siegfried Sassoon's writing of the 20s, 30s and 40s, demonstrating the connections between trauma and nostalgia in a culture saturated with the anxieties of war.

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