A Passionate Prodigality


Fragments of Autobiography

By: Guy Chapman
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781526750112
Published: 3rd June 2019
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

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A Passionate Prodigality

When A Passionate Prodigality was first published in 1933 it was hailed as one of the finest English works to have come out of the First World War. Today this memoir reads with a graphic immediacy, not merely in the descriptions of the filth and shock and carnage that characterized the struggle, but in its evocation of men at war, ‘certain soldiers who have now become a small quantity of Christian dust’.

Stylish, honest and eloquent, A Passionate Prodigality is ‘less a book than a living voice, demonstrating an important if little remembered truth: ‘The poetry is not in the pity. To hell with your generalized pity. What the survivor remembers is not the fears he knew, the pains, but the faces and a few words of the men who were with him at the front…’

 




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