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Everything to Nothing by Geert Buelens

Everything to Nothing

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Everything to Nothing by Geert Buelens
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Dec 01, 2015 | ISBN 9781784781491

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“Extraordinary comparative range and discursive reach … Paradigm shifting … Few studies have attempted such ambitious attention to the interrelation of the unfolding historical events and concurrent literary perspectives. Buelens’ cross-European perspective, moreover, redraws the lines of national models for the literary history of the First World War.”
—Deborah Longwood, Times Higher Education

“Geert Buelens’ extraordinary, novelistic study of the poetry of the Great War concludes ‘so that was the First World War … a Twin Tower every afternoon.’ Buelens’ concern to make the events of over a century ago measurable by contemporary standards introduces a radically new perspective to the field of war poetry studies.”
Review 31

“An incredibly diligent, knowledgeable and moreover well-written book on the European writers from before and during the war. An essential read.”
Die Zeit

“This encyclopaedic book is required reading.”
Frankfurter Rundschau

“Erudite, wise and well written.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag

“Truly magnificent … A choir of voices streamlined in a narrative discourse which shatters the monolithic image of the John McCrae–like melancholic War Poet.”
De Leeswolf

“Reads like a novel … A story that has never been told before … The book shows how poets all over Europe were co-responsible for the cultural crisis that lead to this war and how they were important critics of the idea of Europe.”
Spiegel der Letteren

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