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The Missing of the Somme

by Geoff Dyer, Wade Davis

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History

The Missing of the Somme Synopsis

Republished to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme Geoff Dyer's classic book is 'the great Great War book of our time' (Observer)

The Missing of the Somme Press Reviews

'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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ISBN: 9781782119265
Publication date: 30/06/2016
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782119265
Publication date: 30th June 2016
Author: Geoff Dyer, Wade Davis
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: First World War, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Geoff Dyer, Wade Davis

Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as ten 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. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in ...

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