Karen Petrone. The Great War in Russian Memory. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011

Jason R. Morton

Abstract


As indicated by the title, The Great War in Russian Memory aspires to be both a particular history of Russia and an attempt to engage with much broader conversations about the memory of the First World War and its place in the establishment of the postwar order in Europe. Unlike Paul Fussell’s The Great War and Modern Memory (Fussell 1971), a work of literary history, which claimed that the war established a complete rupture with past modes of expression and representation, Karen Petrone’s book documents the memory of World War I in Russia in order to establish continuities.

Keywords


The Great War; Russia; Historical Memory; Literature; Films; Museums; Diaries

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