Foreword Reviews

Dirge for the Dead of Verdun

Translation and Introduction by Edd Wheeler

2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, War & Military (Adult Nonfiction)

This first-ever English translation of Montherlant's WWI memoir has been called "a poetic introduction." It reveals the fury and madness of the epic struggle at Verdun. Wheeler writes that "the greatest cause on the Western Front was that for regret - and loss of promise in lives of almost four million people. Forget the loss to art and science, to medicine and the wine trade. The blotting out of so many futures promising love, reflection, and achievement is tragic enough."