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Under Fire

Henri Barbusse.
Item #: D01291
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 304 / 2016
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 9781612003825
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By 1916, 43-year-old Henri Barbusse had sustained various injuries in the Great War, and as he was relegated to clerical duties, the Frenchman penned Le Feu, one of the first novels about the still-unfinished war. Chronicling the day-to-day lives of the dignified Corporal Bertrand, ebullient Volpatte, and the obsessive Cocon, Barbusse masterfully dramatizes the horror and tedium of the trenches, where the terrified volunteer soldiers attempt to find meaning in this vast, inhuman conflict. This Prix Goncourt-winning novel appears here in its original translation by William Fitzwater Wray, and the book includes a glossary of military terms.

 

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