The Space Between the Wars

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780748633067
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651887 | DOI:
The Space Between the Wars

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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

Chapter.  4203 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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