The Missing Of The Somme by Geoff DyerThe Missing Of The Somme by Geoff Dyer

The Missing Of The Somme

byGeoff Dyer

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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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.

Geoff Dyer's classic book is an original and personal 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, World War I.

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...
Title:The Missing Of The SommeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Canongate UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0857862723

ISBN - 13:9780857862723

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