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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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The Space Between the Wars

The Space Between the Wars

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(p.18) 1 The Space Between the Wars
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Modern Nostalgia
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Robert Hemmings

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0002

This chapter takes a look at certain aspects of Sassoon’s nostalgia within the rural revival movement, which, it notes, slowly gathered strength during the gap between the First and Second World Wars, eventually finding an indirect expression in the pastoral ideals represented in Georgian poetry. The discussion determines that this revival is a response to the traumatic legacy of war.

Keywords:   rural revival movement, First World War, Second World War, pastoral ideals, Georgian poetry, traumatic legacy

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