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Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Author: Hemmings.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English

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

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hemmings.
OCLC Number: 939692308
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Literary Nostalgias; Nostalgia: Pathos and Pathology; Modernist Nostalgia; Georgian Nostalgia; Chapter 1: The Space Between the Wars: Rural Revival and the Georgian legacy; The Autobiographical Turnl; Chapter 2: Rivers, Myers and the Culture of War Neuroses; Trauma; Traumatic Neuroses and Modern War; Charles Myers and 'Shell Shock'; Rivers, Maghull and the English Psychoanalytic Approach; Uncanny Doublings; Trauma: the Historical Return; Visions of War's Return; Chapter 3: Witnessing and Survival: The challenge of 'autognosis' in the interwar years: The Return of the War: key poems of the 1920s; Prose Autognosis; Uncanny returns: Poetry of war and dreams in the 1930s; Looking Back: Sassoon's Aesthetics; Chapter 4: Wartime Revisited: Ghosts and Spirits in Sassoon's Patriotic Verse of the Second World War: Awake to the Nightmare: 3 September 1939; The limits of Reclusion: Patriotism and the revival of the pre-protest war poet; Civilian War Poet I: The War Poems; Chapter 5: Look Back to 'Gladness': Nostalgia and Sassoon's Personal Poems, 1940-5: Rhymed Ruminations (1940); Civilian War Poet II: Wartime sanctuary and the limited consolation of the English countryside; The Encroaching War: Trauma and detachment; Chapter 6: Narcissism and Autognosis: Sassoon, 1936-42: Narcissism and Autobiography; Narcissus and The Old Century; Nostalgia: disease and antidote; Chapter 7: Liminal Moments, Uncanny Spaces: Sassoon's Autobiography and the Modern Subject: The Threshold; Interiors; Atop the Stairs; Constructing the Mature 'Sassoon'; Ghosts of Selves Past; Conclusion: Modern Nostalgia, Absence and Loss; Notes; Index.


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Modern Nostalgia is a fascinating inquiry into the relation between nostalgia and trauma...In its range and precision, in its imagination and suggestiveness, Hemmings's outstanding book is a tour de Read more...

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