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Company K is often compared with Erich Maria Remarque's classic All Quiet on the Western Front for its raw and realistic description of combat in World War I. But March's book was touched by modernist experimentation that makes it truly unique among World War I narratives. His ironic, absurdist tone was said to have influenced future writers about war, in particular Joseph HelLer and Kurt Vonnegut. Company K has never been given its due as a literary masterpiece, nor has March been acknowledged for what Philip Beidler calls his incredible act of bravery in reliving in fiction what were clearly terrible memories of war. In this video clip, Philip Beidler speaks of the book's significance, followed by a trailer from the 2004 feature film based on Company K.