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Generals Die in Bed

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Title:Generals Die in Bed
Harrison, Charles Yale   
(2 of 4 for author by title)
Meet Me on the Barricades
A Child is Born
Published:   1930
Publisher:A. L. Burt Company
Tags:fiction, war

Harrison's most famous novel. An unnamed young Canadian soldier's account of warfare, both in the trenches and behind the lines, in France during the First World War. The novel is graphic in its description of warfare. [Suggest a different description.]

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Charles Yale Harrison (1898–1954) was a Canadian author and journalist. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Montreal. At age 16, he started working for the Montreal Star but his newspaper career was interrupted by the First World War. He enlisted in the army and was sent to France where he participated in the Battle of Amiens in 1918. He was wounded in the foot and spent the rest of the war in hospital. He returned home where he ended up in New York City continuing his literary work as a novelist, journalist, and public relations consultant. In 1930 he published his best known book, an anti-war novel, "Generals Die in Bed". He wrote another anti-war novel, called "Meet Me on the Barricades". The book which uses the Spanish Civil War as a backdrop is more of a satire and contains elements akin to James Joyce's "Ulysses". The book is significant for its self-consciousness as a modernist novel and as a political document. (Encyclopedia of literature in Canada, University of Ottawa Press)

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