Barbusse, Henri - Under Fire - ( Item 133497 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2018. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Hew Strachan. Translated by Robin Buss. A hauntingly illustrated edition of Under Fire, Henri Barbusse's uniquely devastating anti-war masterpiece published at the height of the First World War. This war is about appalling, superhuman exhaustion, about water up to your belly and about mud, dung and repulsive filth. It is about moulding faces and shredded flesh and corpses that do not even look like corpses any more... A searing evocation of the squalid conditions and the physical and psychological horrors endured by soldiers fighting on the Western Front, Under Fire is the French novel of the First World War. Astonishingly, it was published in 1916, at the very height of the conflict. Robin Buss's translation captures perfectly Barbusse's extraordinary combination of the crude, the poetic and the apocalyptic. This stunning edition enhances his vivid text with haunting documentary photographs of ordinary French soldiers taken on the battlefield itself and an introduction by pre-eminent military historian, Hew Strachan, exploring Under Fire's groundbreaking and controversial combination of fact and fiction. Bound in blocked cloth. Set in Galliard with Folio display. 376 pages. Frontispiece, 16 black & white integrated photographs and printed endpapers. 9 ½? x 6 ¼?.
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