Author: Friedrich Glauser.
The Swiss writer, Friedrich Glauser (1896-1938), a true Central European outsider of interwar literature, travelled all the roads of life before finding a saviour in writing.
In 1921, Glauser joined the French Foreign Legion. He was posted to Gourrama, a lost post in the foothills of the Atlas, from which this novel, Glauser’s first, took its title. “Look, my father sent me to the Legion, and I was happy, because it seemed to me that I had to atone for my grave sins: I had gravely offended many people who loved me well”. To erase the guilt and purify himself, or so he must have thought: far away, under the burning African sun, the past – as he would soon find out – no longer existed and anyone could invent it. In Gourrama all the taboo subjects of the Legion are boldly exposed: drugs, prostitution, homosexuality, corruption, betrayal and the absence of true heroes.
Publisher: GINGER APE BOOKS & FILMS
Binding: Soft cover
RPP: 23,27 euros