No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

by Pete Ayrton

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No Man's Land Writings from a World at War Synopsis

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.

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No Man's Land Writings from a World at War Press Reviews

'Splendid ... the war, in all its calculated cruelty, its human impact, its formidable weapons of death and destruction and - yes - its futility, is captured brilliantly in this remarkable, wide-ranging anthology' -- Russell Leadbetter Herald

 

'An impressive anthology that bears an extraordinary cargo of human experience...an enlightenment for those who think only of the Western Front when they remember the First World War' Financial Times

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ISBN: 9781846689260
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781846689260
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846689260
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Pete Ayrton
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Shorter Reads,
Categories: First World War fiction, Anthologies (non-poetry),

About Pete Ayrton

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.

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