The Missing of the Somme

by Geoff Dyer

An essay about Remembrance

The Missing of the Somme

The Missing of the Somme is a book-length essay about the cult of Remembrance that developed during and after the Great War:

The issue, in short, is not simply the way the war generates memory but the way memory has determined—and continues to determine—the meaning of the war.

It's an interesting thesis, and a fascinating book. Recommended.

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By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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