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One Man's Initiation
     

One Man's Initiation

by John Dos Passos
 

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Written in 1922, this work is in the same genre as ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. It is unrelentingly bloody and bitter. The particular French battlefield in which the futile killings and maiming is more universal than specific -- no particular battle is named. This pessimistic novel might be termed, rather tritely, to be but a description of the horrors of war

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Written in 1922, this work is in the same genre as ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. It is unrelentingly bloody and bitter. The particular French battlefield in which the futile killings and maiming is more universal than specific -- no particular battle is named. This pessimistic novel might be termed, rather tritely, to be but a description of the horrors of war intended as an anti-war tract. Without either a clear characterization of the individuals involved, nor a concrete military or political context, its horrific descriptions of death, wounding, and gassing, makes one think of the writer as anti war, which is exactly what John Dos Passos was. He was hated by many, but sadly, many people need to read his books to understand what Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome really is.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014804080
Publisher:
Dons Ebooks
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
90
File size:
68 KB

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