The Love-Charm of Bombs : Restless Lives in the Second World War
Much has been written about the First World War writers and poets but what of the writers of the Second World War? Lara Fiegel’s ‘The Love-Charm of Bombs’ gives a new and original view of the Second World War as she looks at the impact of the Home Front on the lives and works of five famous writers of the time.
• Elizabeth Bowen
• Graham Greene
• Rose Macaulay
• Hilde Spiel
• Henry Yorke (writing as Henry Spiel)
These writers were at the heart of the London Blitz. They were on the front-line, coping with bombing, fighting fires, driving ambulances and working for the Ministry of Information. They were also looking after loved ones, finding love and experiencing loss.
At this time of intense emotion, as every aspect of life was altered by war, Graham Greene and his contemporaries provide us with their own unique view of the War in their deeply moving and haunting stories.
Using letters, diaries, official defence records and fiction, Fiegel charts the story of Wartime London, Post-War Vienna and Berlin through the eyes of these authors and in doing so, provides us with a very different view of the Second World War and Post-War Europe.
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