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The missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Campaigns,
  • World War, 1914-1918,
  • War memorials,
  • Art and the war,
  • Monuments

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementGeoff Dyer
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD663 .D97 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 157 p. :
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25407465M
ISBN 109780307742971
LC Control Number2012450530

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The Missing of the Somme is a personal meditation on war and remembrance. With his characteristic wit and insight, Dyer weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and film, poetry and sculptures, graveyards, and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War. “A gentle, patient, loving book.   The Missing of the SommeBy Geoff Dyer(Vintage; pages; $ paperback)In "The Missing of the Somme," Geoff Dyer's strange and wonderful meditation on Written:   Edwin Lutyens' Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval in Northern France, visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists, is arguably the finest structure erected by any British architect in the twentieth century/5(2).   The calm precision of each cemetery, shaded by trees and planted with shrubs and roses, was the result, Gavin Stamp comments in The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme (Profile Books Author: Tim Gardham.