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Le ndured and suffered throughout that war PoignantStraying from his usual fiction Sebastian Faulks has worked with Hope Wolf to produce an anthology that beautifully portrays the different aspects of the Great War from a va This anthology has some poignant letters diary Big Little Man entries and written accounts from both soldiers and civilians who were affected by thevents of World War 1 As Sebastian Faulks writes in the introduction a century later it is still hard to appreciate the scale of what happened or to make sense of it I m struggling to review this book It s an awesome collection The Man from Beijing emotional heartbreaking and uplifting all at once BUT The sort of book you can only read a bit at a time Ever since school I ve been fascinated by the initial oh what a lovely war mind set followed by the slowly building contrast of despair I ve read a few collections of poetry set in ww1 but never so many letters from such a wide range of people The collection is well thought out and satisfying to read Students studying both Literature and History would benefit from such a collection I was given this book which was released to mark the centenary of the First World War It s a mixture of letters poems postcards occasional photos diaryntries and memories and it s a really mixed bag Some of the pieces are fascinating others heart breaking or sickening some merely baffling and I wondered why such scant fragments had been included All in all if you ve never read anything about the Great War you will come away informed but if you are already reasonably well informed you are unlikely to learn much new A stunning and Creating Lasting Value emotional read. N and TE Lawrence What unites them is a desire toxpress something of the horror the loss the confusion and the desire to help or to protest A Broken World is an original collection of personal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into the Great War as it was xperienced and as it was rememberedEdited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf this is an original and illuminating non fiction anthology of writing on the First World
A Broken World Letters Diaries and Memories of the Great War is a collection of writings dited by Sebastian Faulks and Hope Wolf that focus on personal Montana Dreams experiences of those who lived through andndured World War I The first thing to praise is the great wealth of material and differing viewpoints that Faulks and Wolf provide A Broken World sources personal accounts from soldiers pacifists the women who were left behind and the refugees and these from all sides of the war The authors of the accounts are sometimes unknown Immerwelt - Der Pakt even anonymous individuals but famous writers like Virginia Wolfe Stuart Cloete Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon are also represented There is a mix of the mundane and the intenselymotional accountsFaulks and Wolf have divided A Broken World into four parts taking this vast amount of material and dividing it into four separate categories These categories try to address what it was like to hear of the war from far away only able to imagine what it was really like the Modern South Asia experiences had at close uarters by the soldiers how the war both divided and united nationalities and finally the sheer loss that resulted from the war that was supposed tond all warsThis is not an Picture Theory easy read It is staggeringlymotional a book of an ugly beauty and a beautiful agony It is a book to treasure to learn about the war and how the war was Ancestral Voices experienced In his introduction Sebastian Faulks sets out the vastness of the war and the great uestions it asks of usven today It is a vastness that cannot be contained compressed and represented in one book and the uestions cannot be answered But A Broken World does help. A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court martialled and shot as soon as he is fitIn this xtraordinarily powerful and diverse selection of diaries letters and memories many of which have never been published before privates and officers seamen and airmen mun.
Us a hundred years after the beginning of the war to understand somewhat what happened and how its impact still rings through modern society Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book from the publishers via Netgalley for review To read the thoughts reflections and memories of those who have lived through suffering and horrors that I cannot begin to comprehend is confronting and deeply moving This diverse selection of writings gives voice to representatives from very part of British society those who were part of the armed forces those they left behind nurses relief workers prisoners of war pacifists as well as from other countries affected by the Great War They speak for all those who arewere unable to find words to Aristotle Detective (Aristotle express what theyxperienced My heart is so stunned I don t know whether it is broken or not Private Frank Cocker 1915 A very sober touching and moving look at some of the reminiscent times of World War I a collection of letters with a few Bones, Clones, and Biomes essays from famous writers Most of them very sad in some way of course don t know why I torture myself with this sort of thing which I can only read in small doses But it s nicely put together I have been meaning to read this book since it came out and yes I was not let down I feel that this book should be on the list for schools to get for history as it depicts WWI through theyes and minds and thoughts of the PEOPLE who livedenduredsurvived and perished in that Great War this is how history should be told in schools not the dry dusty and countless data and military tactics that s outdated and this is what should be taught that people living peop. Itions workers and mothers nurses and pacifists prisoners of war and conscientious objectors appear alongside Bringing the Empire Home each other The war involved people from so many different backgrounds and countries and included here are among others British German Russian and Indian voices Alongside testament from the many ordinary people whose lives were transformed by thevents of 1914 18 there are xtracts from names that have become synonymous with the war such as Siegfried Sassoo.
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Pdf New A Broken World â Sebastian Faulks
Sebastian Faulks was born in 1953 and grew up in Newbury the son of a judge and a repertory actress He attended Wellington College and studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge although he didn’t enjoy attending either institution Cambridge in the 70s was still uite male dominated and he says that you had to cycle about 5 miles to meet a girl He was the first literary editor of “The Independe