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The Resource A soldier on the southern front : the classic Italian memoir of World War I, Emilio Lussu ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti

A soldier on the southern front : the classic Italian memoir of World War I, Emilio Lussu ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti

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A soldier on the southern front : the classic Italian memoir of World War I
Title
A soldier on the southern front
Title remainder
the classic Italian memoir of World War I
Statement of responsibility
Emilio Lussu ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
A rediscovered Italian masterpiece chronicling the author's experience as an infantryman, newly translated and reissued to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Taking its place alongside works by Ernst JŸnger, Robert Graves, and Erich Maria Remarque, Emilio Lussu's memoir is one of the most affecting accounts to come out of the First World War. A classic in Italy but virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, it reveals, in spare and detached prose, the almost farcical side of the war as seen by a Sardinian officer fighting the Austrian army on the Asiago plateau in northeastern Italy, the Alpine front so poignantly evoked by Ernest Hemingway in A Farewell to Arms. For Lussu, June 1916 to July 1917 was a year of continuous assaults on impregnable trenches, absurd missions concocted by commanders full of patriotic rhetoric and vanity but lacking in tactical skill, and episodes often tragic and sometimes grotesque, where the incompetence of his own side was as dangerous as the attacks waged by the enemy. A rare firsthand account of the Italian front, Lussu's memoir succeeds in staging a fierce indictment of the futility of war in a dry, often ironic style that sets his tale wholly apart from the Western Front of Remarque and adds an astonishingly modern voice to the literature of the Great War
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contains biographical information
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YDXCP
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1890-1975
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Lussu, Emilio
Dewey number
940.4/81/45
Index
no index present
LC call number
D640
LC item number
.L8513 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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Conti, Gregory
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  • Lussu, Emilio
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
A soldier on the southern front : the classic Italian memoir of World War I, Emilio Lussu ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti
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Publication
Note
  • Translation from Italian of: Anno sull'Altipiano
  • Previously published in English as Sardinian brigade
Bar code
  • 31223107943673
  • 31223107943665
  • 31223103213766
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 276)
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780847842780
Lccn
2013943440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20140520-054
System control number
  • 856977387
  • (OCoLC)856977387
Label
A soldier on the southern front : the classic Italian memoir of World War I, Emilio Lussu ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti
Publication
Note
  • Translation from Italian of: Anno sull'Altipiano
  • Previously published in English as Sardinian brigade
Bar code
  • 31223107943673
  • 31223107943665
  • 31223103213766
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780847842780
Lccn
2013943440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20140520-054
System control number
  • 856977387
  • (OCoLC)856977387

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