Women, Men and the Great War: An Anthology of Stories
by Trudi Tate , William Faulkner , Mary Butts , Winifred Holtby , Katherine Mansfield , Gertrude Stein , Richard Aldington , H.D. , more…Mulk Raj Anand , Ernest Hemingway , Radclyffe Hall , D.H. Lawrence , Virginia Woolf , Wyndham Lewis , Edith Wharton , May Sinclair , Joseph Conrad , J.M. Barrie , Arthur Machen , Rudyard Kipling , Ford Madox Ford , W. Somerset Maugham , Kay Boyle , Sapper , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Gwendolyn Bennett …less
Thiss is an anthology of short stories of World War I from 25 classic writers. Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield are among the women writers whose works account for half the volume. The stories are by turn poignant, violent, harsh, tender and desolating.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 15th 1996 by Manchester University Press
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World War I was one of the most obscene slaughters in history. Rich men sent poor kids to die on a magnificently stupid scale. Waves of men rose out of trenches, cowered under artillery, and charged into rifle and machine gun bullets fired by men in trenches yards away, only to yield any territory gained to a counterattack days later. Nothing was settled. Nothing was created but mud, filth, disease, and World War II.
Trudi Tate's anthology of stories about the Great War is more about wartime tha...more
A strong, eclectic gathering of stories of, about, and around the so-called Great War. Tate has picked pieces with a range of perspectives, of various approaches, and it's good to see them side-by-side. I'm not sure one would find Arthur Machen in close proximity to Gertrude Stein in very many places. There are stories here of ambiguity, of certainty, of ellipsis, of focus; though presented to me as a study text at university some years ago, I would also recommend this to the general reader inte...more