Where Wars Go to Die - The Forgotten Literature of World War I

Where Wars Go to Die - The Forgotten Literature of World War I


because the global commemorates the hundredth anniversary of worldwide struggle I, the literary canon of the struggle has consolidated round the memoirs written within the years after the Armistice by way of soldier-writers who served within the trenches. one other type of nice battle literature has been nearly solely missed: the books written and released through the battle via the best English, American, French, and German writers at work—books that express us how the simplest, so much influential writers replied to an overwhelming human and cultural catastrophe.

Where Wars visit Die: The Forgotten Literature of worldwide battle I explores this little-known cache of up to date writings by way of the best novelists, poets, playwrights, and essayists of the battle years, studying their interpretations and responses, weaving excerpts and quotations from their books right into a narrative that specializes in some of the methods civilian writers replied to an overpowering historic reality.

The authors whose struggle writings are awarded comprise George Bernard Shaw, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Maurice Maeterlinck, Henri Bergson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Romain Rolland, Thomas Mann, Thomas Hardy, may possibly Sinclair, W. B. Yeats, Ring Lardner, Reinhold Niebuhr, and dozens extra of equivalent stature.

Intended for the overall reader up to the expert, the place Wars visit Die breaks vital new flooring within the historical past and literature of worldwide struggle I.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to put up a large diversity of books for readers drawn to history--books approximately global battle II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yankee Civil struggle, the yank Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, old Rome, medieval occasions, the outdated West, and masses extra. whereas now not each name we post turns into a brand new York occasions bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on topics which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings would possibly not differently discover a domestic.

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