Pete Ayrton - Author

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Pete Ayrton was born in London in 1943. After studying and briefly teaching philosophy, a period of left-wing tourism in France and Italy led to his learning to read and converse in these languages, and to take part in the intense, opaque discourses of Marxism. A period of work as translator led to a job as editor with Pluto Press and to his founding in 1986 of Serpent's Tail with the specific remit of publishing fiction in translation; this includes two First World War classics Frederic Manning's Her Privates We and Gabriel Chevallier's Fear, both represented in No Man's Land.

Featured books by Pete Ayrton

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

Author: Pete Ayrton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Featuring forty-seven writers from twenty different nations, representing all the main participants in the conflict, No Man's Land is a truly international anthology of First World War fiction. Work by Siegfried Sassoon, Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather and Rose Macaulay sits alongside forgotten masterpieces such as Stratis Myrivilis's Life in the Tomb, Raymond Escholier's Mahmadou Fofana and Mary Borden's The Forbidden Zone.

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

Author: Pete Ayrton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The Great War gave birth to some of the twentieth century's most celebrated writing; from Brooke to Sassoon, the poetry generated by the war is etched into collective memory. But it is in prose fiction that we find some of the most profound insights into the war's individual and communal tragedies, the horror of life in the trenches and the grand farce of the first industrial war. Work by Siegfried Sassoon, Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather and Rose Macaulay sits alongside forgotten masterpieces such as Stratis Myrivilis' Life in the Tomb, Raymond Escholier's Mahmadou Fofana and Mary Borden's The Forbidden Zone. No Man's Land is a brilliant memorial to the twentieth century's most cataclysmic event.

Other books by Pete Ayrton

!No Pasaran! Writings from the Spanish Civil War

!No Pasaran! Writings from the Spanish Civil War

Author: Pete Ayrton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The Spanish Civil War captured the imaginations of writers and readers around the world. !No Pasaran! collects thirty-eight of the most vivid, poignant stories to come out of the conflict, by writers from across the political, geographical and artistic spectrum. The writers include celebrated international figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Leonardo Sciascia and Victor Serge and well known British and American observers such as George Orwell, Gamel Woolsey, Langston Hughes and Muriel Rukeyser. Uniquely, where previous collections privileged the writings of the International Brigades, !No Pasaran! draws most heavily on writers from Spain itself - including Merce Rodoreda, Javier Cercas and Luis Bunuel. !No Pasaran! is the essential anthology of Spain's Civil War writing, and allows the reader to witness life and death, hope and despair at the front lines of one of the century's most bitter wars.

Revolution! Writing from Russia 1917

Revolution! Writing from Russia 1917

Author: Pete Ayrton Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2017

Revolution! Writings from Russia: 1917

Revolution! Writings from Russia: 1917

Author: Pete Ayrton Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2017

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

Author: Pete Ayrton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Featuring forty-seven writers from twenty different nations, representing all the main participants in the conflict, No Man's Land is a truly international anthology of First World War fiction. Work by Siegfried Sassoon, Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather and Rose Macaulay sits alongside forgotten masterpieces such as Stratis Myrivilis's Life in the Tomb, Raymond Escholier's Mahmadou Fofana and Mary Borden's The Forbidden Zone.

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