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The Great War of the Writers

"We still did not believe in the war and even less in the invasion of Belgium; we did not want to admit such madness." Stefan Zweig
La Grande guerre des écrivains
Antoine Compagnon

This collection gathers about a hundred short texts written by engaging writers of the twentieth century. All the writings are related to the First World War, whether in the form of testimonies or fiction. The choice of texts was made under the direction of Antoine Compagnon, Professor at the Collège de France. He has invited Italian, English, German, French, American, and Russian authors. The term “anthology” is well chosen because novels, poems, press articles, and correspondence are mixed together without one having the preponderance over the others.

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