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| Posté le: Mar 27 Juin 2017 - 10:06 Sujet du message: The Great Push Patrick MacGill
In 1915 Patrick MacGill, the ‘navvy poet’ whose autobiographical novel about his life as a potato harvester and roadwork in Scotland, <em>Children of the Dead End</em, had been a publishing sensation the year before, enlisted as a private in the London Irish Rifles. He was sent to the front line in France, where, between raids, and in the ghastly conditions of the muddy trenches, he wrote The Great Push, a description of his experiences during the Battle of Loos in September 1915. Towards the end of the offensive he was wounded in the hand and wrote the last two chapters of the book from a hospital bed in Loos.
A classic of war literature, <em>The Great Push</em> is a passionate and compelling book which describes the fear, resilience, humour and fatalism of those who fought in the raw edge of one of the most terrifying wars ever to have been waged.
bound: 138 pages
publisher: Birlinn (November 15, 2016)
filesize: 962 KB