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.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
"It is cultural history of a sweeping order... which can be savoured for its profusion of exhibits as well as for its ambitious thesis... A teeming book full of learning and humanity." (C. J. Fox Independent)
"Makes tremendous sense... The wholly coherent effect of Hynes's study is all the more notable for the disintegrated nature of his material... A greatly rewarding study of how culture was dumbfounded." (Mick Imlah The Times Literary Supplement)
Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature as Princeton University. Together with his earlier works- The Edwardian Turn of Mind and The Auden Generation- A War Imagined forms an important continuous study of the relationship between literature, the arts and th4e events of history during the first four decades of the twentieth century.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro PIMLICO, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0712650415
Descrizione libro Pimlico, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 528 pages. 9.29x6.10x1.22 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0712650415
Descrizione libro PIMLICO, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0712650415