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Fussell, Paul 1924-2012

Works: 131 works in 725 publications in 8 languages and 30,028 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: PR478.E8, 940.5488673
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Fussell
The Great War and modern memory by Paul Fussell( Book )

130 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the British experience on the Western Front from 1914 to 1918 and some of the literary means by which it has been remembered, conventionalized, and mythologized
Abroad : British literary traveling between the Wars by Paul Fussell( )

44 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 2,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A eulogy for the lost art of traveling and an evaluation of the British writers who authored travel books
Wartime : understanding and behavior in the Second World War by Paul Fussell( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 2,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... in 'Wartime, ' Fussell turns to the Second World War, the conflict he himself fought in, to weave a narrative that is both more intensely personal and more wide-ranging ... Here Fussell examines the immediate impact of the war on common soldiers and civilians. He describes the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II. He analyzes the wishful thinking and the euphemisms people needed to deal with unacceptable reality (the early belief, for instance, that the war could be won by 'precision bombing, ' that is, by long distance); he describes the abnormally intense frustration of desire and some of the means by which desire was satisfied; and, most important, he emphasizes the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity and wit ... He examines ... how the great privations of wartime (when oranges would be raffled off as valued prizes) resulted in roccoco prose styles that dwelt longingly on lavish dinners, and how the 'high-mindedness' of the era and the almost pathological need to 'accentuate the positive' invited the downfall of the acerbic H.L. Mencken and the ascent of E.B. White. He also offers astute commentary on Edmund Wilson's argument with Archibald MacLeish, Cyril Connolly's 'Horizon' magazine, the war poetry of Randall Jarrell and Louis Simpson, and many other aspects of the wartime literary world ... For the past fifty years, the Allied war has been sanitized and romanticized almost beyond recognition by 'the sentimental, the loony patriotic, the ignorant, and the bloodthirsty.' Americans, he says, have never understood what the Second World War was really like ... [and] he offers such an understanding
Twentieth century interpretations of Gulliver's travels : a collection of critical essays by Frank Brady( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels
Poetic meter and poetic form by Paul Fussell( Book )

52 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book might be required reading for all students of poetry because it makes wonderfully clear the relationship of metrics to the formal achievement of meaning ... Fussell's command of his subject and his never-failing common sense will guarantee ... enrichment for anyone who takes the time to read this book."--Frank Lentricchia, Jr., PoetryDonated by Prabu Vasan
Class : a guide through the American status system by Paul Fussell( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Fussell explodes the sacred American myth of social equality ... guide to the signs, symbols, and customs of the American class system ... Fussell shows us how our status is revealed by everything we do, say, and own. He describes the houses, objects, artifacts, speech, clothing styles, and intellectural proclivities of American classes from the top to the bottom"--Back cover
The boys' crusade : the American infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945 by Paul Fussell( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at World War II in Europe, from D-Day to the fall of Berlin, from the perspective of the American infantry soldiers who fought, capturing the horrors and hardships of battle while dealing with issues of leadership, strategy, and tactics
The rhetorical world of Augustan humanism : ethics and imagery from Swift to Burke by Paul Fussell( Book )

37 editions published between 1069 and 1989 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson and the life of writing by Paul Fussell( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BAD, or, The dumbing of America by Paul Fussell( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author focuses on the death of American sensibility and taste and how Americans are timid in relaying on their own tastes and instinct
Uniforms : why we are what we wear by Paul Fussell( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of anecdotes that tell the history and meaning of American uniforms, identifying their cultural significance in terms of how uniforms unite and divide people as well as how they vary throughout the world
The Norton book of modern war by Paul Fussell( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from poetry and fiction describe the 20th century's major conflicts
Eighteenth-century English literature by Geoffrey Tillotson( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of eighteenth-century writing, selected according to literary merit including not only poetry and drama but works of theology, philosophy, criticism, polemic, practical advice, and travel, beginning with sufficient writers of the Restoration to imply the genealogy of eighteenth-century achievements and concluding with that part of Blake's work which most exemplifies the thematic and stylistic concerns of this century
Thank God for the atom bomb, and other essays by Paul Fussell( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A conservative cultural critic with a passion for nude beaches and the Indy 500 auto race, Fussell (The Great War and Modern Memory) explores some of his pet topics in this miscellany of essays and articles. The title piece, a defense of Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, generated lively controversy when it first appeared in the New Republic; a spirited exchange from that journal is included here. Elsewhere, Fussell hails George Orwell's essays as a refreshing counterweight to today's "theory-ridden" criticism. Mulling the difference between tourists and travelers, he offers disarming observations on travel writers Paul Theroux and John Krich. One piece explores how patriotic fervor thrust Carl Sandburg's propaganda tracts into the literary limelight. Fussell has quirky, interesting things to say about gun control, war poetry, chivalry and modernism as an offshoot of the "melodrama of the French Revolution""--Publishers Weekly
The boy scout handbook and other observations by Paul Fussell( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Please note that this is not 'The Official Boy Scout Handbook'. It is a collection of my essays and reviews and bagatelles on appearances, institutions, and society, writers, travel, and war written over the past fifteen years or so, and written on very different occasions and for different purposes."--Preface
The anti-egotist : Kingsley Amis, man of letters by Paul Fussell( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Anti-Egotist, Fussell captures the essence of Amis as a man of letters; part biography, part critical appraisal, The Anti-Egotist traces the influences that have shaped Amis's writing, ranging from his schooldays through military service to university teaching, as he emerged as a novelist, poet, and essayist. By drawing our attention to the details first of Amis's life, then of his writing, Fussell reveals the profound moral sense that expresses itself so wonderfully in Amis's fiction and criticism. He mixes affection with insight as he paints a highly personal portrait of Amis as writer who despises self-promotion in all its forms, savaging the world's show-offs and blowhards with a particularly sharp-toothed bite. -- Publisher description (abridged)
Theory of prosody in eighteenth-century England by Paul Fussell( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1966 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton book of travel( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon's long journey : selections from the Sherston memoirs by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class by Paul Fussell( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wartime : understanding and behavior in the Second World War
Abroad : British literary traveling between the WarsWartime : understanding and behavior in the Second World WarPoetic meter and poetic formClass : a guide through the American status systemThe boys' crusade : the American infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945Samuel Johnson and the life of writingBAD, or, The dumbing of AmericaUniforms : why we are what we wear
Alternative Names
Fassel, Pol 1924-2012

Fussell, Paul

Paul Fussell Amerikaans literatuurhistoricus (1924-2012)

Paul Fussell US-amerikanischer Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaftler

Paulus Fussell

Reagan, Donald T. 1924-

Фассел, Пол 1924-2012

퓌셀, 폴 1924-2012

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