The Missing of the Somme
Orion Publishing Group, Limited, 2009 - Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 - 157 pages
'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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Review: The Missing of the SommeUser Review - Norman Cohen - Goodreads
I wanted to read more by Geoff Dyer the second I put down "Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi." I wasn't sure that "The Missing of the Somme" was the right book of his to go to next, and that feeling ... Read full review
Review: The Missing of the SommeUser Review - Jonathan Hiskes - Goodreads
Dyer's notes on how England and France have remembered the 'Great War' through public memorials, poetry, and photography. His research leads him to conclude early on that the war's participants were ... Read full review