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By Pete Ayrton

The good struggle gave delivery to a few of the 20 th century's so much celebrated writing; from Brooke to Sassoon, the poetry generated through the struggle is etched into collective reminiscence. however it is in prose fiction that we discover the most profound insights into the war's person and communal tragedies, the horror of lifestyles within the trenches and the grand farce of the 1st business war.

Featuring forty-seven writers from twenty assorted international locations, representing the entire major contributors within the clash, No Man's Land is a really overseas anthology of First global conflict fiction.

Work via Siegfried Sassoon, Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather and Rose Macaulay sits along forgotten masterpieces akin to Stratis Myrivilis's lifestyles within the Tomb, Raymond Escholier's Mahmadou Fofana and Mary Borden's The Forbidden sector. No Man's Land is a superb memorial to the 20th century's so much cataclysmic occasion.

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