Underdog Literature: The Best Books from World War One – 1914 to 1918

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Here are 15 books that caught my interest lately.

This month: Books that were published during – or shortly after  – World War One. Forgotten, classic or curious titles that might deserve more attention:

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01: ROBERT TRESSEL, “The Ragged Trousered Philantropists”, 608 pages, 1914.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

02: EDGAR LEE MASTERS, “Spoon River Anthology”, 144 pages, 1914.

Spoon River Anthology

03: ROMAIN ROLLAND, “Jean-Christophe”, 1579 pages, 1914.

Jean-Christophe

04: EMMELINE PANKHURST, “My Own Story”, 176 pages, 1914.

My Own Story

05: ELIZABETH VON ARNIM, “The Pastor’s Wife”, 492 pages, 1914.

The Pastor's Wife

06: EARL DERR BIGGERS, “Love Insurance”, 432 pages, 1914.

Love Insurance

07: BOOTH TARKINGTON, “The Turmoil”, 268 pages, 1915.

The Turmoil (The Growth Trilogy, #1)

08: THEODORE DREISER, “The Genius”, 744 pages, 1915.

The Genius

09: ALEKSANDR KUPRIN, “Yama: The Pit”, 360 pages, 1915. [Russia]

Yama: The Pit

10: ABOUT WW1: HUGH WALPOLE, “The Dark Forest”, 252 pages, 1916.

The Dark Forest

11: RUPERT BROOKE, “Letters from America”, 124 pages, 1916.

Letters from America

12: HAROLD BEN WRIGHT, “When a Man’s a Man”, 212 pages, 1916.

When a Man's a Man

13: CLAUDE C. HOPKINS, “My Life in Advertising”, 48 pages, 1917. [Essay]

My Life in Advertising

14: ABOUT WW1: ANDREAS LATZKO, “Men in War” / “Menschen im Krieg”, 112 pages, 1917. [German]

Men in War (Dodo Press)

15: ABOUT WW1: KARL KRAUS, “The Last Days of Mankind” / “Die letzten Tage der Menschheit”, 263 pages, 1918. [Stage Play; German]

Last Days of Mankind

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Here are seven books about World War One that were published a short time later:

01: ABOUT WW1: W.N.P. BARBELLION, “Journal of a disappointed Man”, 275 pages, 1919.

Journal of a Disappointed Man

02: ABOUT WW1: A.P. HERBERT, “The Secret Battle”, 208 pages, 1919.

The Secret Battle

03: ABOUT WW1: ISAAC BABEL, “Red Cavalry”, 352 pages, 1920. [Russia]

Red Cavalry

04: ABOUT WW1: ERNST JÜNGER, “Storm of Steel” / “In Stahlgewittern”, 320 pages, 1920. [German]

Storm of Steel

05: ABOUT WW1: ERNST FRIEDRICH, “War against War” / “Krieg dem Kriege”, 242 pages, 1920. [German?]

Krieg Dem Kriege

06: ABOUT WW1: STRATIS MYRIVILIS, “Life in the Tomb”, 353 pages, 1924. [Greece]

Life in the Tomb

07: ABOUT WW1: EMMANUEL BOVE, “My Friends”, 150 pages, 1924. [France]

My Friends

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One Response to Underdog Literature: The Best Books from World War One – 1914 to 1918

  1. Clarknova says:

    danke für die informative liste! das hier könnte dich vielleicht interessieren(?): http://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/europas_dichter_und_der_erste_weltkrieg-geert_buelens_42432.html

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