The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 by Bela Zombory-Moldovan
ISBN: 9781590178096
Published by New York Review of Books on August 5th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 184

Len's Summary: A gentle Hungarian painter is thrust into the furnace of war. // Reminiscence of a young artist, a rediscovery.

Beware of Pity

Beware of PityBeware of Pity by Stefan Zweig, Phyllis Blewitt, Trevor Blewitt
ISBN: 1590172000
Published by New York Review of Books on June 20th 2006
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Literary, Psychological
Pages: 353

Len's Summary: A powerful novel (first published in 1939) by Austrian master writer Zweig who traces the disintegration of an Austro-Hungarian Army officer even as Europe marches toward the 1914-18 cataclysm. At the height of his literary career in the 1920s and 30s, Zweig was one of the most famous writers in the world. Many of his books reflect nostalgia for the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Fear: A Novel of World War I

Fear: A Novel of World War IFear: A Novel of World War I by Gabriel Chevallier
ISBN: 9781590177167
Published by New York Review of Books on May 20th 2014
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Historical, War & Military, Biographical
Pages: 305

Len's Summary: First published in French in 1930, this is the fictionalized account of the front-line experiences of a French poilou called up in 1915. The author, writing in the tradition of Henri Barbusse’s Le Feu, was a veteran of WWI. // The compelling story of a young French piolu who sees far too much of war. Translation from the original French.