(PDF) Upon A Broken World AUTHOR Sebastian Faulks


Upon A Broken WorldA very sober touching and moving look at some of the reminiscent times of World War I To read the thoughts reflections And Memories Of Those Who memories of those who lived through reminiscent times of World War I To read the thoughts reflections and memories of those who have lived through and horrors that I cannot begin to comprehend is confronting and deeply moving This diverse selection of writings gives voice to representatives from every art of British society those who were art of the armed forces those they left behind nurses relief workers risoners of war acifists as well as from other countries affected by the Great War They speak for all those "Who Arewere Unable To Find " arewere unable to find to express what they experienced My heart is so stunned I don t know whether it is broken or not Private Frank Cocker 1915 A Broken World Letters Diaries and Memories of the Great War is a collection of writings edited by Sebastian Faulks and Hope Wolf that focus on ersonal experiences of those who lived through and endured World War I The first thing to raise is the great wealth of material and differing viewpoints that Faulks and Wolf rovide A Broken World sources Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain personal accounts from soldiersacifists the women who were left behind and the refugees and these from all sides of the war The authors of the accounts are sometimes unknown even anonymous individuals but famous writers like Virginia Wolfe Stuart Cloete Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon are also represented There is a mix of the mundane and the intensely emotional accountsFaulks and Wolf have divided A Broken World into four arts taking this vast amount of material and dividing it into four separate categories These categories try to address what it was like to hear of the war from A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court martialled and shot as soon as he is fitIn this extraordinarily owerful and diverse selection of diaries letters and memories many of which have never been None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) published beforerivates and officers seamen and airmen mun. ,


Ar "Away Only Able To " only able to WHAT IT WAS REALLY LIKE THE it was really like the had at close uarters by the soldiers how the war both divided and united nationalities and finally the sheer loss that resulted from the war that was supposed to end all warsThis is not an easy read It is staggeringly emotional a book of an ugly beauty and a beautiful agony It is a book to treasure to learn about the war and how the war was experienced In his introduction Sebastian Faulks sets out the vastness of the war and the great uestions it asks of us even today It is a vastness that cannot be contained compressed and represented in one book and the uestions cannot be answered But A Broken World does help us a hundred years after the beginning of the war to understand somewhat what happened and how its impact still rings through modern society Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book from the ublishers via Netgalley for review A stunning and emotional read I was given this book which was released to mark the centenary of the First World War It s a mixture of letters Killer Games poemsostcards occasional hotos diary entries and memories and it s a really mixed bag Some of the ieces are fascinating others heart breaking or sickening some merely baffling and I wondered why such scant fragments had been included All in all if you ve never read anything about the Great War you will come away informed but if you are already reasonably well informed you are unlikely to learn much new I m struggling to review this book It s an awesome collection emotional heartbreaking and uplifting all at once BUT The sort of book you can only read a bit at a time Ever since. Itions workers and mothers nurses and acifists risoners of war and conscientious objectors appear alongside each other The war involved Cocksure people from so many different backgrounds and countries and included here are among others British German Russian and Indian voices Alongside testament from the many ordinaryeople whose lives were transformed by the events of 1914 18 there are extracts from names that have become synonymous with the war such as Siegfried Sassoo. ,
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School I ve been fascinated by the initial oh what lovely war mind set followed by the slowly building contrast of despair I ve read set followed by the building contrast of despair I ve read few collections of Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, poetry set in ww1 but never so many letters from such a wide range ofeople The collection is well thought out and satisfying to READ STUDENTS STUDYING BOTH LITERATURE AND HISTORY WOULD BENEFIT Students studying both Literature and History would benefit such a collection This anthology has some Porto Bello Gold poignant letters diary entries and written accounts from both soldiers and civilians who were affected by the events of World War 1 As Sebastian Faulks writes in the introduction a century later it is still hard to appreciate the scale of what happened or to make sense of it PoignantStraying from his usual fiction Sebastian Faulks has worked with Hope Wolf toroduce an anthology that beautifully ortrays the different aspects of the Great War from a variety of those involvedSo different from most books about t I have been meaning to read this book since it came out and yes I was not let down I feel that this book should be on the list for schools to get for history as it depicts WWI through the eyes and minds and thoughts of the PEOPLE who livedenduredsurvived and erished in that Great War this is how history should be told in schools not the dry dusty and countless data and military tactics that s outdated and this is what should be taught that The Three Lives of Sonata James people livingeople endured and suffered throughout that war a collection of letters with a few essays from famous writers Most of them very sad in some way of course don t know why I torture myself with this sort of thing which I can only read in small doses But it s nicely Mein Erster Mörder put together. N and TE Lawrence What unites them is a desire to express something of the horror the loss the confusion and the desire to help or torotest A Broken World is an original collection of ersonal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into the Great War as it was experienced and as it was rememberedEdited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf this is an original and illuminating non fiction anthology of writing on the First World