Talk:World War I in literature

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What has Sayers' The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club to do with World War I? It's a long time since I read it, but I think it surely wasn't about the war. And wasn't it published in 1928, thus hardly making it "contemporary" with the war??

I'm removing all the non-fiction that has crept in to the non-contemporary list. This is literature of WWI, not histories or analysis, however well done. Sevenstones 21:01, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Hello -- wondering if anyone can shed some light on AMERICAN contributions to this page? Having a hard time finding information about American lit published on the war after the war... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.78.226.251 (talk) 18:07, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Where does this belong?[edit]

These two unsourced sentences were removed from the article:

"During the war many of the combatants published trench magazines, most of them for an audience in a particular division or unit. The most famous of these (and the only one still commercially available after the war) was the Wipers Times."

I'm not sure where or how this fits in? --Tenmei (talk) 00:18, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

More sources[edit]

A list here: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/World_War_I_%28Bookshelf%29

"War Books" by Cyril Falls, 1930, new edition by RJ Wyatt 1989. Lists and reviews WW1 books in various categories including reminiscenses. The later edition includes more enteries and an index. The Gutenberg list above contains works not listed in War Books, suggesting that there exist even more than are given in either list. 92.24.180.231 (talk) 16:51, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

War poets[edit]

I see this article is under construction, but I hope there are plans to include literature in languages other than English, which seems remarkably absent at the moment apart from All Quiet on the Western Front. There is some material in the separate article on war poets, and more on non-English poets in its history. It would be nice to get these articles into decent shape before July 2014. -- Theramin (talk) 22:17, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

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Globalise template[edit]

Having added the template, I thought I should provide a short justification here. Current the article is mostly British and almost exclusively Anglophone. This does not reflect the generality of literature on or during World War I. Obvious suggestions for addition include The Good Soldier Švejk (1921-23) and The Last Days of Mankind (1918).—Brigade Piron (talk) 08:57, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

For inspiration, there are some good articles in the 1914-1918-online encyclopedia by country, as well as a general article.—Brigade Piron (talk) 09:35, 19 April 2018 (UTC)