Outside Verdun, Fiona’s new translation of Arnold Zweig’s first world war classic, Erziehung vor Verdun, was published in May 2014 by Freight Books.
“The war, an operation instigated by men, still felt to him like a storm decreed by fate, an unleashing of powerful elements, unaccountable and beyond criticism.”
A forgotten masterpiece of first world war German literature, Outside Verdun is a gripping, heart-breaking story of revenge and sacrifice based on the author’s own first-hand experiences of combat, published in a new translation in the centenary year of the commencement of hostilities.
“… a spirited and highly readable translation by Fiona Rintoul.” Times Literary Supplement
“This invigorating new translation by Fiona Rintoul is timely and welcome.” The Independent