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Fierce Imaginings: The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God

Fierce Imaginings: The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God
Through Rachel Mann's skilful weaving of her own family's stories, cultural history, theology and fresh readings of war poetry and literature, this book presents a compelling meditation on themes of remembrance in today's society.
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ISBN/EAN: 9780232532784
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Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd
Author: Rachel Mann
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Through Rachel Mann's skilful weaving of her own family's stories, cultural history, theology and fresh readings of war poetry and literature, this book presents a compelling meditation on themes of remembrance in today's society. It is a tribute to the lost and never-heard voices of the Great War and suggests that our memories of the conflict are crucial for British identity in a world of collapsing traditional communities and identities.Rachel Mann is Canon Poet-in-Residence at Manchester cathedral and writes a lyrical and very personal story of remembrance, faith, family and identity shaped by the chaos and trauma wrought by the Great War and the flux in early twentieth century Europe. She brilliantly explores the significance of the War to all of us today who live under its long shadow - our shared memories, culture and the symbols and relics that linger on all around us, as well as the influence of the Great War on her grandparents and how it echoed through her childhood in 1970s. It is a searching book about the impact of the First World War on the faith and the myths of Great Britain and helps us to see how the rituals of memory can work in a way that is anything but reactionary or repressive.
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