Goodbye To All That
Posted by Terese on September 16, 1998 at 16:58:46:
In response to Vera Brittain, written by Hil on September 15, 1998 at 21:13:55
] Again a little different, it lead in turn to remembering Vera Brittain's book 'Testament of Youth' (1933). She was a feminist, novelist, and pacifist, and the book is a beautifully written account of WWI from a woman's point of view. One of the lasting impressions it made on me was of the overwhelming sadness of her (and others) realization that as well as losing family and friends, their generation had lost almost a whole generation of menfolk.
] Its a powerful book. Has anyone else read it?
Have you read Goodbye To All That, by Robert Graves (1929)?? Both this and Testament of Youth are on my "Long List" of books to read. It does seem as though there is a dearth of books about the 'Great War' (as my grandmother called it). Seems to me the lessons obtained from the massive loss of lives in that war is what kept men from rushing headlong into subsequent military service (although WWII may be an exception to that).
- Someday... Hil 17:40:32 9/18/98 (0)
- Graves - Goodbye to all That The Mysterious H.C. 01:17:47 9/18/98 (1)
- Claudius Terese 09:09:21 9/18/98 (0)
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