A Not-Quite Reading List for the Centenary of World War I

All summer long, I’ve wanted to post a World War I reading list, a syllabus, if you will, of literature related to the Great War. Today would be the perfect day to post such a list, since it’s now officially 100 years since the war began.

When my list reached thirty titles, however, it became clear that a long post will have to wait until August. In the meantime, here’s a preview of some of the titles I’ll be talking about.

World War 1 Lit Collage__CarolynOliverIt’s my very first collage (as you can tell, I’m sure). I’m moving into the twenty-first century, Dear Readers.


15 thoughts on “A Not-Quite Reading List for the Centenary of World War I

  1. I was just wondering about how you made this collage when I read your last sentence. So, you are not alone. 🙂 Most of these books I haven’t read, so I can’t wait to hear more about them! I’m curious to know which are you favourites. If there are any better than Three Day Road, I have to know about them!

  2. I think I have Goodbye to All That on my Classics list. At least it started out on my list. The Razor’s Edge, in my memory, is one of the most depressing books every written.

  3. This is awesome! I look forward to hearing about these titles. We did some WWI poetry in my British Modernism class a few years ago and I loved learning about that time and its literature.

  4. A very nice collage and a very interesting but somber reading list. But realistic writings about war will be sad and thought provoking.

  5. Pingback: “Who now shall refill the cup for me?” | Rosemary and Reading Glasses

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