A Soldier on the Southern Front: The Classic Italian Memoir of wwi download free [PDF and Ebook] by Emilio Lussu

A Soldier on the Southern Front: The Classic Italian Memoir of wwi download free [PDF and Ebook] by Emilio Lussu year 2014
  • Book name: A Soldier on the Southern Front: The Classic Italian Memoir of wwi
  • Author: Emilio Lussu
  • Release date: 2014/7/4
  • Publisher: RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780847842780
  • Rating: 9.73 of 10
  • Votes: 869
  • Review by: Wynter Conrad
  • Review rating: 9.41 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/27
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Taking its place alongside works by Ernst Junger, Robert Graves, and Erich Maria Remarque, Emilio Lussu's memoir is one of the most affecting accounts to come out of the First World War. A classic in Italy but virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, it reveals, in spare and detached prose, the almost farcical side of the war as seen by a Sardinian officer fighting the Austrian army on the Asiago plateau in northeastern Italy, the front so poignantly evoked by Ernest Hemingway in A Farewell to Arms. For Lussu, June 1916 to July 1917 was a year of continuous assaults on impregnable trenches, absurd missions concocted by commanders full of patriotic rhetoric and vanity but lacking in tactical skill, and episodes often tragic and sometimes grotesque, where the incompetence of his own side was as dangerous as the attacked waged by the enemy. A rare firsthand account of the Italian front, Lussu's memoir succeeds in staging a fierce indictment of the futility of war in a dry, often ironic style that sets his tale wholly apart from the Western Front of Remarque, and adds an astonishingly modern voice to the literature of the Great War.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H39M27S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, True War & Combat Stories, Memoirs, World War 1 Books
  • Available formats: PDF, TXT, ODT, TCR, WORD, AZW, EPUB, DOC. Compressed in RAR, Z, ZIP, GZ, RZ
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 23.26 USD
  • Dimensions: 149.86x213.36x30.48mm
  • Weight: 498.95g
  • Printed by: Rizzoli Ex Libris
  • Published in: New York, United States
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