A passionate prodigality: Fragments of autobiography

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
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[1966]
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[1st American ed.]
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English
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When A Passionate Prodigality was first published in 1933 it was hailed as one of the finest English works to have come out of the First World War. Today this memoir reads with a graphic immediacy, not merely in the descriptions of the filth and shock and carnage that characterized the struggle, but in its evocation of men at war – ‘certain soldiers who have now become a small quantity of Christian dust’. Stylish, honest and eloquent, A Passionate Prodigality is less a book than a living voice, demonstrating an important if little remembered truth: ‘The poetry is not in the pity. To hell with your generalized pity. What the survivor remembers is not the fears he knew, the pains, but the faces and a few words of the men who were with him at the front.’
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books
History
Military
Nonfiction
Personal narratives
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British
title_displayA passionate prodigality; : fragments of autobiography
title_fullA passionate prodigality [electronic resource] : Fragments of autobiography. Guy Chapman
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History
Military
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World War, 1914-1918