By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner
'This is the single ebook from the second one global struggle similar with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... while the conflict of El Alamein 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 through the entire of the allied enhance throughout North Africa, and Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) is his tale. Boyishness and inexperience provide it flash-bulb immediacy... Scenes of unforgettable pity and terror unfold... every thing, from plants carpeting the barren region in iciness to vanquished enemies, is obvious 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 dying in Normandy in 1944 - contains a new preface by means of the novelist Richard Skinner.
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Alamein to Zem Zem by Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner