Review: LETTERS FROM THE FRONT by J. Gresham Machen

Victoria Jenssen recently read and reviewed Letters from the Front by J. Gresham Machen for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

As usual, I was hoping for quotidian minutiae, and I was rewarded. At times Machen’s personal experiences feel so personal that they are almost out of time, for instance in the early letters, as he searches for native speakers in Paris to help him with his French. For a few moments here and there, at least at the very beginning of the collection, you can forget the actual reason he’s in France because you’re submerged in the difficulties of daily living.

Read the full review.

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