The Missing of the Somme
Geoff Dyer, Wade Davis
The Missing of the Somme has become a classic meditation upon war and remembrance. It weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and films, poetry and sculptures, graveyards and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War.
The great Great War book of our time * * Observer * * Articulates a response to the Great War which many feel, but no one has analysed so scrupulously * * Spectator * * A penetrating meditation upon war and remembrance * * Daily Telegraph * * Dyer is excellent on the different ambitions and effects of municipal memorials, and on photographs and paintings -- Sebastian Faulks * * Mail on Sunday * * A gentle, patient, loving book. It is about mourning and memory, about how the Great War has been represented - and our sense of it shaped and defined - by different artistic media * * Guardian * *
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