While the gods were sleeping by Erwin Mortier

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  • Social aspects,
  • World War, 1914-1918,
  • World War (1914-1918) fast (OCoLC)fst01180746,
  • Fiction

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While the Gods Were Sleeping is a novel about the magnitude and impact of the First World War, the recollections of which are recorded in the notebooks of the elderly Helena. The young Helena is sent to her uncle"s country house before the war, and from here she witnesses scenes of indescribable horror. But it is also where she meets Matthew again, a British Army photographer who she goes on to marry. This is a story not about spectacular events; rather, Mortier is concerned with writing about war, history and the past with great empathy and engagement, and with a mixture of melancholy, qualification and resignation.

Edition Notes

Translated from the Dutch.

Book details

StatementErwin Mortier ; translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent
ContributionsVincent, Paul (Paul F.), translator
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT6466.23.O676 G6313 2014
The Physical Object
Pagination364 pages ;
Number of Pages364
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26452180M
ISBN 101782270175
ISBN 109781782270171
LC Control Number2014471121
OCLC/WorldCa879400619

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