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A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture by Samuel Hynes

By Samuel Hynes

among the opulent Edwardian years and the Twenties the 1st global warfare opens like a spot in time. England after the warfare was once a special position; the humanities have been varied; background used to be diverse; intercourse, society, classification have been all different.

Samuel Hynes examines the method of that transformation. He explores an enormous cultural mosaic comprising novels and poetry, track and theatre, journalism, work, movies, parliamentary debates, public monuments, sartorial models, own diaries and letters.

Told in wealthy element, this penetrating account shatters a lot of the got knowledge concerning the First international battle. It indicates how English tradition tailored itself to the wishes of killing, how our stereotypes of the conflict progressively took form and the way the countries idea and mind's eye have been profoundly and irretrievably changed.

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