A query: What are some of the good novels of World War I?
January 11, 2014 § 10 Comments
John dos Passos, The Three Soldiers
Erick Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (and its immediate sequels)
Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun
Pat Barker, Regeneration trilogy
Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War
There are a handful of others that come to mind, but what I really need to discover are works that were written in French, Italian, German, and the Slavic languages. If you know of any, whether they were written in the 1910s or 192s or whether they were written decades later, please list the titles, as I would like to do a special series of commentaries/reviews from June-August on the war. Already have a few memoirs/histories in mind for this as well (Modris Eksteins, Barbara Tuchman, Robert Graves, Ernst Jünger, Paul Fussell, etc.), not to mention some poetry, but I would like a few more novels to round things out. So…what are your suggestions?