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by William Woodruff

  • ISBN: 0460023993
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: William Woodruff
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WEIDENFELD NICOLSON; New edition (1985)
  • Pages: 106
  • ePub book: 1155 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1600 kb
  • Other: txt lit doc azw
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 259

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Vessel Of Sadness book. Vessel Of Sadness (Everyman Fiction). by. William Woodruff. Woodruff’s technique is to show that bloody struggle through the eyes of soldiers, statesmen, and civilians involved.

Vessel Of Sadness book. The title, which hints at the poetry that breathes life into this true story of the Allied invasion of the beach at Anzio, Italy, in 1944, comes from a passage within the book told by a man assigned burial duty: Quickly, the mound of earth disappears. He has drunk his vessel of sadness.

Soft Cover Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1985. Woodruff, William: Vessel of Sadness (Everyman Fiction). Paperback William S. Burroughs Books. Illustrated Paperback Books William Shakespeare. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Tennessee Williams Paperback Books in English.

Vessel Of Sadness (Everyman Fiction). Published 1985 by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. Paperback, 190 pages. Vessel of Sadness (P). Published February 1st 1996 by Potomac Books. Author(s): William Woodruff. ISBN: 0460023993 (ISBN13: 9780460023993). Paperback, 183 pages. ISBN: 1574880543 (ISBN13: 9781574880540).

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From his birth in 1916 until he ran away to London, William Woodruff lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community. He eventually went to Oxford University, is now 87 and lives in Florida. Показать все 3 объявления с новыми товарами. Books William Faulkner.

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William Woodruff (12 September 1916 – 23 September 2008) was a professor of world history, but perhaps most noted for his two autobiographical works: The Road to Nab End and its sequel Beyond Nab En. .

William Woodruff (12 September 1916 – 23 September 2008) was a professor of world history, but perhaps most noted for his two autobiographical works: The Road to Nab End and its sequel Beyond Nab End; both became bestsellers in the United Kingdom.

A blend of history, fiction, poetry, and journalism set against the WWII battle of Anzio.

Sam Kelly, William Woodruff. Italy 1944 is the setting of one of the most convincing and quietly magnificent stories about man and war that has ever been written. They were young when they left and sang as they sailed down the Clyde. They didn't know where they were going and they didn't really care. They didn't want to fight and they hardly knew what the war was about. But they went, together, singing, to what lay before them

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Written by William Woodruff, narrated by Sam Kelly. But they went, together, singing, to what lay before them. Here, distilled from the experiences and observations of the author, who served in Italy in the British infantry, is the story of those who fought and died at Anzio.

(William Woodruff's novel is one of the most original, convincing, and powerful stories about man and war that has ever been written. Here, distilled from the experiences and observations of one who fought with them in a British infantry unit is the mood of those who landed, fought and died at Anzio in the Second World War. There are no heroes, no victories in the story, for this is faceless, nameless, fragmented war. vessel of sadness is poignant frightening and perceptive - its theme is universal. It helps us to understand the nature of man in a world where there is as yet no alternative to the desolations of war. Compared on publication in 1969 to All Quiet on the Western Front, this first-ever paperback edition of Vessel of Sadness will surely enhance its claim as one of the classics of war literature. 'An outstanding piece of writing in which a thread of poetic vision runs through the stark realism of remembered experience in the Anzio beach-head. No one who reads it can fail to feel its impact and to be moved afresh by the senseless horrors of modern warfare'.BLACKWOODS MAGAZINE. 'One of the most sensitive and moving books of the war, both authenticand poetic' AL Rowse, Times Literary Supplement 'An excellence that sets it above the routine of memory... a true and compassionate record' Stuart Hood, The Sunday Times. 'Vessel of Sadness goes beyond sensation. It is an accusation'. Richard Church, The Guardian)

Comments

Tygokasa Tygokasa
This is not a story book it is true history and as such is a fast paced account of WW11 in the Anzio area of Italy. You can't help but feel anger and rage against these events that are still happening and the book portrays it from the perspective of the men who were there.
Uriel Uriel
This man's story is wonderful, I'm so glad I found it. Mr. Woodruff had an amazing life & contribution to mankind. I would loved to have known him.
Ynap Ynap
Very fast shipping and am so grateful to booksellers who offer older books. Accurate description. Bargain!
Voodoolkree Voodoolkree
Keep the name of William Woodruff in memory. He is an excellent writer, every one of his books (I know 4 of them) are worth reading.
Buzatus Buzatus
I no longer remember where I stumbled across Vessel of Sadness. I recall that I was totally unfamiliar with this book and its author. I was puzzled by the title. But my attention was captured by the literary reviews on the back cover.
"How have you said so much and involved me so deeply with so few words?" Gunnar Myrdahl, Nobel laureate.
"One of the most sensitive and moving books of the war, both authentic and poetic" A.L. Rowse, Elizabethan historian and Shakespearean scholar.
This is a fictional account of the protracted and bloody Allied invasion of Anzio in 1944. The story is told through shifting points of view - an Italian child, a British general, a camp commandant, and Allied and German soldiers. This mosaic is slow to unfold, but a tragic, unrelenting story emerges. Overall the book is subdued and somewhat detached. But its impact is staggering.
This short book is quite remarkable. It has a haunting aspect to it, but it is not a blatant antiwar account. As others have noted, possibly the best comparisons are with The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front. In a poetic style William Woodruff conveys a frightening sense of realism. High level strategic decisions move down through the chain of command and are translated into battle. Confusion, fear, and pain are pervasive. The focus is on survival.
The author participated in the initial invasion landing at Anzio on January 23, 1944 with the First British Infantry and fought for the next four months on the beachhead, trapped by German forces on the high ground. Woodruff tells the story of war with an emotional impact that ensures that this literary work will become a classic. I highly recommend Vessel of Sadness.
Rollers from Abdun Rollers from Abdun
This is a moving and vivid description of the Allies attempt to take Rome during World War II. The novel is brief and concise but reaches a level of greatness comparable to the best World War II literature. Woodruff has make an understanding effor to convey to all readers the stupidity of war and the suffering of those who were persuaded to fight for the betterness of humankind but were uncertain of their personal destinies. As a reader I was very impressed with the quality of the narrative, the interesting dialogues, the sense of inmediacy that the novel brings and the matter of fact approach to war. Woodruff has brought us a magnificient work that will leave an ever-lasting impression on those who read it.
Legend 33 Legend 33
Of all the books I've read about war, this book stands with only two others: The End of It by Mitchell Goodman and The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer. Unflinching and unsentimental, it captures horribly and lyrically the devastation of war that can neither crush the human spirit and its capacity for nobility nor blind it to beauty. This is the work of a soul at hard-won peace, having experienced and transcended the brutality of war.
This is a moving and vivid description of the Allies attempt to take Rome during World War II. The novel is brief and concise but reaches a level of greatness comparable to the best World War II literature. Woodruff has make an understanding effor to convey to all readers the stupidity of war and the suffering of those who were persuaded to fight for the betterness of humankind but were uncertain of their personal destinies. As a reader I was very impressed with the quality of the narrative, the interesting dialogues, the sense of inmediacy that the novel brings and the matter of fact approach to war. Woodruff has brought us a magnificient work that will leave an ever-lasting impression on those who read it.