The Missing of the Somme

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, 2009 - Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 - 157 pages
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'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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User Review  - Sestearns - Goodreads

Part travelogue, part literary criticism, part family history, part contemplation on the nature and remembrance of World War I. Great overview of the books about World War I. Read full review

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User Review  - Nate Briggs - Goodreads

This thought-provoking book is extremely short. You can read it in one sitting if you have the inclination. It takes the form of an extended essay on the topic of remembrance and commemoration - in ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham in 1958. He currently lives in London.

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