• The story of an independent spirit during the war.
  • Paperback, 204 pages
  • Published February 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1920)
  • Original Title Clérambault
  • ISBN 1406594520 (ISBN13: 9781406594522)
  • setting France, 1914

A story of the hysteria of World War I and one French intellectual’s quest to oppose it and stay true to his beliefs. I enjoyed it, although there were a few too many references to Roman and Greek antiquity for my taste.

Clérambault is a 1920 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning French author Romain Rolland. It concerns a father’s personal outcry against the militarism of the First World War, after his son dies in combat.

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