Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid

Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Penguin
Date of publishing: Aug 27, 2009
Language: English
Pages: 128
Size: 11.1 x 18.1
Weight: 100 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780141043951
Availability: In stock
Price: €7.00
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'The Germans were over this house last night and the night before that. Here they are again. It is a queer experience, lying in the dark and listening to the zoom of a hornet, which may at any moment sting you to death. It is a sound that interrupts cool and consecutive thinking about peace. Yet it is a sound - far more than prayers and anthems - that should compel one to think about peace. Unless we can think peace into existence we - not this one body in this one bed but millions of bodies yet to be born - will lie in the same darkness and hear the same death rattle overhead.'

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