Under Fire (Le Feu) is a novel written by Henri Barbusse and published in 1916. It is a fictionalized account of Barbusse’s experiences as a soldier during World War I.
The novel is considered one of the most significant works of war literature and offers a powerful and unvarnished depiction of the harsh realities and horrors of trench warfare.
Translated by Fitzwater Wray
Henri Barbusse was a French novelist, journalist, and a prominent figure in the literary and political scene of the early 20th century. He was born on May 17, 1873, in Asnières-sur-Seine, France, and died on August 30, 1935, in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Barbusse is best known for his novel “Le Feu” (Under Fire), published in 1916, which brought him international acclaim. The book is a fictionalized account of his experiences as a soldier during World War I, offering a realistic and often grim portrayal of the horrors of war. It is considered one of the most important war novels ever written.
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