Under Fire


Based on Barbusse's own experiences of the Great War, its is a passionate and heartfelt plea for peace. One of the few books published before the armistice that does not glorify or gloss over the horrors of trench warfare.
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Based on Barbusse's own experiences of the Great War, its is a passionate and heartfelt plea for peace. One of the few books published before the armistice that does not glorify or gloss over the horrors of trench warfare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447479048
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 2/6/2013
  • Pages: 510
  • Sales rank: 1,022,291
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Henri Barbusse wurde am 17. Mai 1873 (anderslautendes Geburtsjahr: 1874) in Asnières-sur-Seine bei Paris geboren und starb am 30. August 1935 in Moskau. Er war ein französischer Politiker und Schriftsteller. Durch sein im Jahr 1916 erschienenes Kriegstagebuch Das Feuer, das im Laufe der Zeit in mehr als 60 Sprachen übersetzt wurde, wurde er weltberühmt und erhielt im selben Jahr dafür den Prix Goncourt, den angesehensten französischen Literaturpreis.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Translator's Note xxi
1 The Vision 3
2 In the Ground 7
3 The Descent 44
4 Volpatte and Fouillade 48
5 Sanctuary 56
6 Habits 79
7 Embarkation 84
8 Leave 92
9 Mighty Anger 100
10 Argoval 118
11 The Dog 121
12 The Doorway 134
13 Swearwords 155
14 Kit 157
15 The Egg 173
16 Idyll 176
17 The Sap 180
18 The Matches 183
19 Bombardment 189
20 Fire 204
21 The First-Aid Post 254
22 The Jaunt 271
23 The Fatigue 279
24 Dawn 296
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