Non-Combatants and Others: Writings Against War 1916-1945 (Paperback)

Non-Combatants and Others: Writings Against War 1916-1945 By Rose Macaulay, Jessica Gildersleeve (Introduction by) Cover Image

Non-Combatants and Others: Writings Against War 1916-1945 (Paperback)

By Rose Macaulay, Jessica Gildersleeve (Introduction by)

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Rose Macaulay's anti-war writing collected in one fascinating and thought-provoking volume.

Non-Combatants and Others (1916) is a classic of pacifist writing and was one of the first novels to be written and published in Britain during World War I that set out the moral and ideological arguments against war. Scathing and heart-breaking, it finds a way for pacifists to work for an end to conflict.

Also included is some of Macaulay's journalism for The Spectator, Time & Tide, The Listener and other magazines from the mid-1930s to the end of World War II, detailing the rise of fascism and the civilian response to the impending war. Witty, furious and despairing in turn, these forgotten magazine columns reveal new insights into how people find war and its tyrannies creeping up on them. These are supported by Macaulay's two inter-war essays on pacifism and a short story narrating a devastating account of the loss of her flat and all her possessions in the Blitz.

The Introduction is by Jessica Gildersleeve of the University of Southern Queensland.

Dame Rose Macaulay was a British literary figure and intellectual who published from 1906 to 1958. She is most famous for her 1956 Anglo-Catholic novel The Towers of Trebizond, and was also a notable radio critic, linguist and scholar of architecture.
Product Details ISBN: 9781912766307
ISBN-10: 1912766302
Publisher: Handheld Classics
Publication Date: November 17th, 2020
Language: English