By Will R. Bird,David Williams
When it first seemed in 1930, Bird's memoir was once hailed via many veterans because the so much genuine account of the conflict event, uncompromising in its portrayal of the horror and savagery, whereas additionally honouring the bravery, camaraderie, and unforeseen spirituality that flourished one of the enlisted males. Written partially as a response to anti-war novels equivalent to All Quiet at the Western entrance, which chicken criticized for portraying the soldier as "a coarse-minded, profane creature, looking in simple terms the solace of free girls or the braveness of robust liquor," And We move On is a nuanced reaction to the trauma of battle, suffused with an curiosity within the non secular and the magical now not present in different conflict literature. lengthy out of print, it's a precise misplaced vintage that arguably inspired various works within the Canadian literary canon, together with novels by way of Robertson Davies and Timothy Findley.
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And We Go On: A Memoir of the Great War (Carleton Library Series) by Will R. Bird,David Williams