The Missing of the Somme

The Missing of the Somme

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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. We will remember them' Relying more on personal impressions than systematic analysis, Geoff Dyer weaves a network of myth and memory that illuminates our own relation to the past.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 140.61g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • MMP Latest Edition
  • w. ill.
  • 0753827549
  • 9780753827543
  • 564,772

About Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the author of WAYS OF TELLING, a critical study of John Berger; the novels THE COLOUR OF MEMORY and THE SEARCH; and BUT BEAUTIFUL: a book about Jazz, which won the 1992 Somerset Maugham Prize and was shirtlisted for the Mail on Sunday / John Llwellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. He writes regularly for the GUARDIAN and OBSERVER, and is contributing editor of ESQUIRE magazine.show more

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