The Great War and Modern Memory - Oh What a Literary War Summary & Analysis

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Oh What a Literary War Summary and Analysis

The literature of the time is alive with allusion. Stephen Graham discusses Clarence's dream, where he talks about jewels scattered about on the bottom of the sea like skulls and bones. When they find that the Gallipoli expedition is postponed, they say that the word postponed is like hell.

There were two movements that coincided in England at the time the Great War occurred. The first was the belief that education included classical and English literature. The other movement involved self-improvement and popular education. The world's classics were considered to be texts. Literature and the arts were considered to be the main form of entertainment. Thomas Hardy was a very popular author.

"With all this reading going on and with all this consciousness of the world of letter adjacent to the actual world...

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