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Modern NostalgiaSiegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War$
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Robert Hemmings

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633067

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.147) Conclusion
Source:
Modern Nostalgia
Author(s):

Robert Hemmings

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0009

This concluding chapter discusses nostalgia in Sassoon’s post-war works. It notes that even though the Second World War obscured Sassoon’s nostalgic vision, it did not limit other manifestations of modern nostalgia. The chapter studies the argument that trauma and nostalgia are crucially linked, considers the concepts of absence and loss, and also shows that Sassoon’s later work demonstrates modern nostalgia, which is an incident connected to the aftermath of world war.

Keywords:   modern nostalgia, post-war works, nostalgic vision, trauma, absence, loss

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