By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner
'This is the one ebook from the second one global struggle related with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... whilst the conflict of El Alamein all started, the poet Keith Douglas was once in Cairo with Divisional HQ. keen to not omit the motion, he took a truck and, opposed to orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander in the course of the complete of the allied boost throughout North Africa, and Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) is his tale. Boyishness and inexperience supply it flash-bulb immediacy... Scenes of unforgettable pity and terror unfold... every thing, from plants carpeting the desolate tract in wintry weather to vanquished enemies, is visible with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian
This Faber unearths version of Keith Douglas's vintage paintings - initially released years after his loss of life in Normandy in 1944 - contains a new preface via the novelist Richard Skinner.
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