The Fortunes of Private 19022 single work   criticism   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1929-2000 1929-2000
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Portrait appears in The Weekend Australian (Review)
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    y The Weekend Australian 4-5 March 2000 Z628736 2000 newspaper issue 2000 pg. 10 Section: Review
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    y The Middle Parts of Fortune : Somme and Ancre, 1916 Frederic Manning , London : Piazza Press , 1929 Z572961 1929 single work novel war literature

    'The drumming of the guns continued, with bursts of great intensity. It was as though a gale streamed overhead, piling up great waves of sound, and hurrying them onwards to crash in surf on the enemy entrenchments. The windless air about them, by its very stillness, made that unearthly music more terrible to hear.

    'First published anonymously in 1929 because its language was considered far too frank for public circulation, The Middle Parts of Fortune was hailed by T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, by Lawrence of Arabia and Ernest Hemingway, as an extraordinary novel. Its author was in fact Frederic Manning, an Australian writer who fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and who told his story of men at war from the perspective of an ordinary soldier.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2000
    pg. vii-xiii
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