The Missing of the Somme

Author(s): Geoff Dyer

World War I

'Head bowed, rifle on his back, a soldier is silhouetted against the going down of the sun, looking at the grave of a dead comrade, remembering him. A photograph from the war, is also a photograph of the way the war will be remembered. It is a photograph of the future, of the future's view of the past. We will remember them' Relying more on personal impressions than systematic analysis, Geoff Dyer weaves a network of myth and memory that illuminates our own relation to the past.

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General Fields

  • : 9780753827543
  • : Phoenix Books
  • : Phoenix Books
  • : January 2009
  • : books

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  • : Geoff Dyer
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : very good
  • : 157