Sunday, 3 June 2012

Paul Fussell is dead

NYT obituary here. His most famous book is The Great War & Modern Memory, but Wartime, which is about the second rather than the first World War, is the one I'll remember him for. It pushed me into thinking that I should write about war and soldiers (my 'Under the Mountain' is forthcoming in Res Publica); just as importantly, it suggested that I was allowed to write in the way I wanted to, rather than the professional academic way I believed I had to.

UPDATE: Jay Winter in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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