The German Prisoner

The German Prisoner Brilliant in its stark depiction of trench warfare in World War I this lost classic was privately printed in a limited edition in British censors initially suppressed the short novel because of

  • Title: The German Prisoner
  • Author: James Hanley Bruce Meyer
  • ISBN: 9781550960754
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brilliant in its stark depiction of trench warfare in World War I, this lost classic was privately printed in a limited edition in 1930 British censors initially suppressed the short novel because of its tough antiwar views and sympathetic portrayals of German soldiers, and even today s readers may be unprepared for its scenes of horrific battlefield carnage and men driveBrilliant in its stark depiction of trench warfare in World War I, this lost classic was privately printed in a limited edition in 1930 British censors initially suppressed the short novel because of its tough antiwar views and sympathetic portrayals of German soldiers, and even today s readers may be unprepared for its scenes of horrific battlefield carnage and men driven to madness by relentless psychological stress Providing a new view of an underappreciated Canadian author, the book also stands as a fascinating addition to the comparatively small shelf of literature by writers who fought in the Great War.

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    1. I came across this novella while searching my library's catalogue for possible World War I-era German troop recipes for an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas Truce.I noted right away that our local call number placed it in Classics, and thought it may have been some sort of documented account of a German prisoner-of-war in custody. Instead, it is a short story of brutality and madness in the front lines of war with a slight connection to Canada by extent of the autho [...]

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