Review: LETTERS FROM A LOST GENERATION edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge

One Great War recently read and reviewed Letters from a Lost Generation edited by Mark Bostridge for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an example:

Actually, I found Roland’s letters charming. Although Roland’s view of his own grand destiny—distinguished war service and then a life as a famous man of letters—gave me a sense that he was too big for his boots in Testament of Youth, he doesn’t come across that way in his letters. He comes across as very young, quite awkward, and really damaged by the loss of his illusions in war.

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Page Plucker also read and reviewed this one for the challenge.  Check out this excerpt:

It’s no accident that the books that have made the most impression on me from this reading challenge are the ones written by people who actually experienced the war themselves. Letters from a Lost Generation, which contains the thoughts, hopes and fears of ordinary soldiers and the girl they left behind, is definitely the most moving yet.

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