The Missing of the Somme

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Canongate Books, Nov 8, 2012 - Literary Collections - 176 pages
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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.

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User Review  - librarianbryan - LibraryThing

I’m a casual WW1 buff. There just wasn’t much here to get me excited. If it is a memory study focusing on monuments, the production value needs boosted by a factor of five; namely, proper paper with proper photos. Not sure who he was writing this for, or who the publisher is marketing it to. Read full review

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User Review  - aliceunderskies - LibraryThing

Let's just acknowledge a few things: 1. Dyer is not an in-depth critic with the ability to thoroughly plumb a concept. 2. Dyer is not a historian. 3. Dyer is always, no matter what, present in his ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ's Writer of the Year. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 1998. He lives in London.

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