Long Shadows: The Second World War in British Fiction and Film - Cultural Expressions of World War II (Hardback)
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Long Shadows: The Second World War in British Fiction and Film - Cultural Expressions of World War II (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 31/05/2016
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Few countries attribute as much importance to the Second World War and its memory as Britain; arguably nowhere else has this conflict developed such longevity in cultural memory and retained such presence in contemporary culture. Long Shadows is about how literature and film have helped shape this process in Britain. More precisely, the essays collected here suggest that this is a continuous work in progress, subject to transgenerational revisions, political expediencies, commercial considerations, and the vicissitudes of popular taste. It would indeed be more accurate to speak of the meanings (plural) that the war has been given at various moments in British cultural life. These semantic variations and fluctuations in cultural import are rooted in the specificity of the British war experience, in the political aftermath of the war in Europe, and in its significance for Britain's postwar position on the global stage. In other words, the books and films discussed in these essays respond to how the war has been interpreted and remembered; what is at stake is the way in which the war has been emplotted as a hegemonic cultural narrative about Britain.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810133297
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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"An excellent, wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the cultural impact of the Second World War. It covers a great deal of ground with grace and insight."
--Mark Glancy, author of Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain and The 39 Steps: A British Film Guide

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