Author Archives: Larry

No, I haven’t yet abandoned this blog/review project

Although this site has been dormant for the past six months (and barely active before then) due to a few review projects I had undertaken elsewhere, I do plan on writing about at least 50 essays on various novels, non-fiction, … Continue reading

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Anna Hope, Wake (2014)

Although there had been earlier wars, some of which spanned multiple continents and spread beyond the confines of the battlefields, World War I is the first “total war” that went global.  While young farmhands and factory workers bled on the … Continue reading

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Max Brooks, The Harlem Hellfighters (2014)

Too often those who did not participate in the fighting of World War I tried to sanitize it, make it something grander than tens of millions groveling in the mud, piss, and shit of the trenches of the Western and … Continue reading

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Greg King and Sue Woolmans, The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World (2013)

Today it is easy to look back upon the years before 1914 with a kind of gauzy, romantic nostalgia.  It seems a simpler time, when innovation enthralled and peace predominated.  The truth, though, was somewhat different.  All major powers had … Continue reading

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Why write about the literature surrounding World War I?

The centenary of World War I, in the minds of most, begins with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, but as is the case with most beginnings, there are … Continue reading

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A very partial list of works to be covered in coming months

Welcome to World War I Literature, Art, and Cinema.  Over the next few years the centenary of the 1914-1918 Great War/World War I will be marked by covering numerous histories, poems, novels, artwork, and cinemas that were either created during … Continue reading

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