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Very hard work,
This review is from: Undertones of War (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
It is not my place to comment on how well Blunden conveys the horrors of an experience he, himself endured, however the dense buccolic language of this book has the effect of estranging the reader. The text is extremely verbose and difficult to penetrate, at intervals the sense of atrocity and paradoxically, beauty is conveyed, yet the book remains extremely obtuse.
Robert Graves' 'Goodbye to all that' - is a much easier and more comprehensible lead into writing of WWI.