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A war imagined: the First World War and English culture

A war imagined: the First World War and English culture

Hynes, Samuel Lynn

Between the opulent Edwardian years and the 1920s the First World War opens like a gap in time. England after the war was a different place; the arts were different; history was different; sex, society, class were all different. Samuel Hynes examines the process of that transformation. He explores a vast cultural mosaic comprising novels and poetry, music and theatre, journalism, paintings, films, parliamentary debates, public monuments, sartorial fashions, personal diaries and letters. Told in rich detail, this penetrating account shatters much of the received wisdom about the First World War. It shows how English culture adapted itself to the needs of killing, how our stereotypes of the war gradually took shape and how the nations thought and imagination were profoundly and irretrievably changed

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Pimlico, 1992
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Statement of responsibility: Samuel Hynes
ISBN: 0712650415, 9780712650410
Note: Originally published: London: Bodley Head, 1990.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiv, 514 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Influence.; 20th Century; Popular culture Great Britain History.; Literature; World War, 1914-1918 Social aspects Great Britain.; War in literature.; World War I; War in art.; Culture; Great Britain Civilization 20th century.; Great Britain