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Beating for Light: The Story of Isaac Rosenberg
Beating for Light: The Story of Isaac Rosenberg
by Geoff Akers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating, 12 Feb 2006
An excellent read from start to finish. This moving story of First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg brings to life the appalling conditions of trench warfare. Akers achieves this through the use of scintillating dialogue, showing us how the poetic mind struggles to survive in such a hostile environment. Equally fascinating is the skillful depiction of life as the son of poor Jewish immigrants in London and the underlying awkwardness of the poet socially. A great read.

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