By Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner
'This is the single publication from the second one international warfare related with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... while the conflict of El Alamein begun, the poet Keith Douglas was once in Cairo with Divisional HQ. keen to not pass over the motion, he took a truck and, opposed to orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander through the complete of the allied strengthen 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 little thing, from vegetation carpeting the desolate tract in wintry weather to vanquished enemies, is noticeable with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian
This Faber unearths variation of Keith Douglas's vintage paintings - initially released years after his loss of life in Normandy in 1944 - encompasses a new preface through the novelist Richard Skinner.
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Alamein to Zem Zem by Keith Douglas,Richard Skinner