The Norton Book of Modern War

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Paul Fussell, Donald T Regan Chair of English Literature Paul Fussell
W. W. Norton & Company, 1991 - Literary Collections - 830 pages
Here are moments on the battlefields of this century captured in the words of writers who faced wars in their newest and most brutal permutation. Divided into the First World War, the Wars in Asia, and includes prose and poetry from litery figures such as Rupert Brooke, Ernest Hemingway, and James Jones.
 

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This refreshing assembly of poetry selections and prose pieces begins with World War I and concludes with Korea and Vietnam. Welcome coverage is given to the often-overlooked Spanish Civil War ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNowLEDGMENTS
15
Never Such Innocence Again
29
RUPERT BROOKE
37
KATHARINETYNAN
44
SIEGFRIED Sassoon
51
David Jones
70
Ivor GURNEY
81
HERBERT READ
87
WILLIAM Ellison
434
RANDALLJARRELL
445
John FitzGERALD KENNEDY
469
BENNETT
487
WiLLIAM PRESTON
501
MARGUERITE DURAS
516
NorMAN LEwis
522
Ivor Rowbery
532

FRANK RICHARDs
100
ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
113
EDMUND BLUNDEN
138
WILFRED Owen
163
HoFFMAN
168
JAMES MILNE
183
RUDYARD KIPLING
193
Siegfried SAssoon
199
THE SPANish Civil WAR
209
LUis BUNUEL
217
F G TINKER
232
John Dos Passos
241
ANTOINE DE SAINTExupéRY
248
GeoRGE ORwell
260
ERNEST HEMINGway
289
STEPHEN SPENDER
302
HERBERT READ
315
John PUDNEY
322
DUDLEY RANDALL
352
KEITH DOUGLAs
380
GUY SAJER
405
EUGENE B SLEDGE
534
KERMIT STEwART
562
JAMEs Robeson
581
HARRY Towne
613
Mitchell SHARPE
626
HowARD NEMERov
643
Obscenity Without Victory
649
MARGUERITE Higgins
657
JEAN LARTEGUY
667
BRYAN Alec Floyd
673
Hersh
692
GLORIA EMERSON 71 4
714
RON Kovic
737
Michael HERR
756
KEITH WALKER
767
TRUONG NHU TANG
799
BRUCE WEIGL
808
PAUL DEHN
814
Douglas MACARTHUR
817
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Paul Fussell Jr. was born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 while attending Pomona College. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He returned to college in 1945. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in 1947 and a master's degree and a doctorate in English from Harvard University. He taught English at Connecticut College for Women, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he wrote several books on literary topics including The Rhetorical World of Augustan Humanism: Ethics and Imagery from Swift to Burke, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, and Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing. In 1975, he published The Great War and Modern Memory, which was a study of World War I and how its horrors fostered a disillusioned modernist sensibility. This book won both the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the National Book Award for Arts and Letters. His other works include Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War, BAD: Or, the Dumbing of America, and Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic. He died of natural causes on May 23, 2012 at the age of 88.

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