Diary of the Dark Years 1940 1944

Diary of the Dark Years  1940 1944

Diary of the Dark Years is a sharply observed record of day-to-day life in occupied Paris, but far more: it is "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Wall Street Journal), expressing both shame at French collaboration with the Nazis ...

Author: Jean Guéhenno

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199970865

Category: History

Page: 304

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Diary of the Dark Years is a sharply observed record of day-to-day life in occupied Paris, but far more: it is "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Wall Street Journal), expressing both shame at French collaboration with the Nazis and the stubborn resistance of an intellectual under great pressure.
Categories: History

Diary of the Dark Years 1940 1944

Diary of the Dark Years  1940 1944

A year later, the “unfamiliar” and the horrible have become familiar parts of daily life: Toward the end of a meager meal, we turn the dial on ... 5 It was also agreed that France would pay Germany xii diary of the dark years, 19401944.

Author: Jean Guéhenno

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199970926

Category: History

Page: 368

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Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Nonfiction Jean Guéhenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition. Guéhenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist - not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry. Also a teacher of French literature, he constantly observed the young people he taught, sometimes saddened by their conformism but always passionately trying to inspire them with the values of the French cultural tradition he loved. Guéhenno's diary often includes his own reflections on the great texts he is teaching, instilling them with special meaning in the context of the Occupation. Complete with meticulous notes and a biographical index, Ball's edition of Guéhenno's epic diary offers readers a deeper understanding not only of the diarist's cultural allusions, but also of the dramatic, historic events through which he lived.
Categories: History

Deposition 1940 1944

Deposition  1940 1944

Another great diary of life during the Occupation, Jean Guéhenno's Diary of the Dark Years: 19401944, deals with occupied Paris and cultural collaboration and resistance in the capital.5 Werth's diary is very different.

Author: Léon Werth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190499549

Category: History

Page: 325

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This diary is one of the most precious--and readable--pieces of testimony about life in Vichy France under Nazi occupation. Werth was a Jewish writer who left Paris in June 1940 and hid out in a small village. We see how the Occupation affected life in the countryside and finally, the Paris insurrection of August 1944.
Categories: History

Heroes in the Shadows

Heroes in the Shadows

4. Ousby, Ian, Occupation: The Ordeal of France, 19401944, p. 44. 5. 6. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Ibid. p. 86. Guéhenno, Jean, Diary of the Dark Years (trans. David Ball, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) p.

Author: Brian Fleming

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445687339

Category: History

Page: 288

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Extraordinary stories of courage by rescuers of those on the run in fascist Europe. This book illustrates the consequences of man-made horrors but also the best of humanity in dark times.
Categories: History

France The Dark Years 1940 1944

France  The Dark Years  1940 1944

Enormous insights can be gained from reading diaries and journals of the period. Among the most interesting are J. Bobowski, En Guerre et en paix Journal 1940-194I (I99I); Journal d'un honnête homme pendant l'Occupation (juin 1940-août ...

Author: Julian Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191622885

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 180

The French call them 'the Dark Years'... This definitive new history of Occupied France explores the myths and realities of four of the most divisive years in French history. Taking in ordinary people's experiences of defeat, collaboration, resistance, and liberation, it uncovers the conflicting memories of occupation which ensure that even today France continues to debate the legacy of the Vichy years.
Categories: History

The Fall of France in the Second World War

The Fall of France in the Second World War

Dockrill M. (1999) British Establishment Perspectives on France 1936–1940 (Basingstoke: Macmillan). ... Guéhenno J. (2014) Diary of the Dark Years 19401944: Collaboration, Resistance and Daily Life in Occupied Paris (Oxford: Oxford ...

Author: Richard Carswell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030039554

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 779

This book examines how the fall of France in the Second World War has been recorded by historians and remembered within society. It argues that explanations of the fall have usually revolved around the four main themes of decadence, failure, constraint and contingency. It shows that the dominant explanation claimed for many years that the fall was the inevitable consequence of a society grown rotten in the inter-war period. This view has been largely replaced among academic historians by a consensus which distinguishes between the military defeat and the political demise of the Third Republic. It emphasizes the contingent factors that led to the military defeat. At the same time it seeks to understand the constraints within which France’s policy-makers were required to act and the reasons for their policy-making failures in economics, defence and diplomacy.
Categories: History

The Unwanted Dead

The Unwanted Dead

... specifically this period of the very early days of the Occupation, I would highlight The Last Days of Paris by Alexander Werth; The Fall of Paris: June 1940 by Herbert Lottman; Diary of the Dark Years 1940-1944 by Jean Guéhenno; ...

Author: Chris Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409190288

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 850

'A gripping murder mystery and a vivid recreation of Paris under German Occupation.' ANDREW TAYLOR SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA GOLD CROWN AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD 'Terrific' SUNDAY TIMES, Best Books of the Month 'A thoughtful, haunting thriller' MICK HERRON 'Sharp and compelling' THE SUN * * * * * Paris, Friday 14th June 1940. The day the Nazis march into Paris, making headlines around the globe. Paris police detective Eddie Giral - a survivor of the last World War - watches helplessly on as his world changes forever. But there is something he still has control over. Finding whoever is responsible for the murder of four refugees. The unwanted dead, who no one wants to claim. To do so, he must tread carefully between the Occupation and the Resistance, between truth and lies, between the man he is and the man he was. All the while becoming whoever he must be to survive in this new and terrible order descending on his home... * * * * * 'Lloyd's Second World War Paris is rougher than Alan Furst's, and Eddie Giral, his French detective, is way edgier than Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther ... Ranks alongside both for its convincingly cloying atmosphere of a city subjugated to a foreign power, a plot that reaches across war-torn Europe and into the rifts in the Nazi factions, and a hero who tries to be a good man in a bad world. Powerful stuff.' THE TIMES 'A tense and gripping mystery which hums with menace and dark humour as well as immersing the reader in the life of occupied Paris' Judges, HWA GOLD CROWN AWARD 'Excellent ... In Eddie Giral, Lloyd has created a character reminiscent of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther, oozing with attitude and a conflicted morality that powers a complex, polished plot. Historical crime at its finest.' VASEEM KHAN, author of Midnight at Malabar House 'Monumentally impressive ... A truly wonderful book. If somebody'd given it to me and told me it was the latest Robert Harris, I wouldn't have been surprised. Eddie Giral is a wonderful creation.' ALIS HAWKINS 'A terrific read - gripping and well-paced. The period atmosphere is excellent.' MARK ELLIS 'The best kind of crime novel: gripping, thought-provoking and moving. In Detective Eddie Giral, Chris Lloyd has created a flawed hero not just for occupied Paris, but for our own times, too.' KATHERINE STANSFIELD
Categories: Fiction

Samuel Beckett and the Second World War

Samuel Beckett and the Second World War

Guéhenno, J. (2014), Diary of the Dark Years: 19401944, trans. D. Ball, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Halkin, A. (2009), 'The Flood', in H. Bloom (ed.), All Quiet on the Western Front: New Edition, 107–26, New York: Bloom's Literary ...

Author: William Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350106840

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In the wake of the Second World War, Samuel Beckett wrote some of the most significant literary works of the 20th century. This is the first full-length historical study to examine the far-reaching impact of the war on Beckett's creative and intellectual sensibilities. Drawing on a substantial body of archival material, including letters, manuscripts, diaries and interviews, as well as a wealth of historical sources, this book explores Beckett's writing in a range of political contexts, from the racist dogma of Nazism and aggressive traditionalism of the Vichy regime to Irish neutrality censorship and the politics of recovery in the French Fourth Republic. Along the way, Samuel Beckett and the Second World War casts new light on Beckett's political commitments and his concepts of history as they were formed during Europe's darkest hour.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Diary

The Diary

Jean Guehenno, Diary of the Dark Years, 19401944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris, trans. David Ball (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014); Boris Vildé, Journal et lettres de prison, 1941–1942 (Paris: ...

Author: Batsheva Ben-Amos

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780253046963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

View: 548

The diary as a genre is found in all literate societies, and these autobiographical accounts are written by persons of all ranks and positions. The Diary offers an exploration of the form in its social, historical, and cultural-literary contexts with its own distinctive features, poetics, and rhetoric. The contributors to this volume examine theories and interpretations relating to writing and studying diaries; the formation of diary canons in the United Kingdom, France, United States, and Brazil; and the ways in which handwritten diaries are transformed through processes of publication and digitization. The authors also explore different diary formats including the travel diary, the private diary, conflict diaries written during periods of crisis, and the diaries of the digital era, such as blogs. The Diary offers a comprehensive overview of the genre, synthesizing decades of interdisciplinary study to enrich our understanding of, research about, and engagement with the diary as literary form and historical documentation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Madame Fourcade s Secret War

Madame Fourcade s Secret War

Diary of the Dark Years 19401944. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Harrison, Edward. The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012. Hastings, Max.

Author: Lynne Olson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812994773

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 334

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island “Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE WASHINGTON POST In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization—the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group’s name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah’s Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases. The name Marie-Madeleine chose for herself was Hedgehog: a tough little animal, unthreatening in appearance, that, as a colleague of hers put it, “even a lion would hesitate to bite.” No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence—including providing American and British military commanders with a 55-foot-long map of the beaches and roads on which the Allies would land on D-Day—as Alliance. The Gestapo pursued them relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents, including Fourcade’s own lover and many of her key spies. Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Both times she managed to escape—once by slipping naked through the bars of her jail cell—and continued to hold her network together even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around her. Now, in this dramatic account of the war that split France in two and forced its people to live side by side with their hated German occupiers, Lynne Olson tells the fascinating story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself. “Fast-paced and impressively researched . . . Olson writes with verve and a historian’s authority. . . . With this gripping tale, Lynne Olson pays [Marie-Madeleine Fourcade] what history has so far denied her. France, slow to confront the stain of Vichy, would do well to finally honor a fighter most of us would want in our foxhole.”—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: History

Deposition 1940 1944

Deposition 1940 1944

This diary is one of the most precious--and readable--pieces of testimony about life in Vichy France under Nazi occupation. Léon Werth was a Jewish writer who left Paris in June 1940 and hid out in a small village.

Author: Léon Werth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197602967

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 387

This diary is one of the most precious--and readable--pieces of testimony about life in Vichy France under Nazi occupation. Léon Werth was a Jewish writer who left Paris in June 1940 and hid out in a small village. We see how the Occupation affected life in the countryside and, after his return to Paris, the insurrection of August 1944.
Categories: History

Chanel s Riviera

Chanel s Riviera

... Jean, Diary of the Dark Years, 19401944 (Oxford University Press 2014) Hastings, Selina, The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham (John Murray 2009) Heller, Gerhard, Un Allemand à Paris, 19401944 (Éditions du Seuil 1981) Herbert, ...

Author: Anne de Courcy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474608220

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 775

Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor. Few of those who had settled there thought much about what was going on in the rest of Europe. It was a golden, glamorous life, far removed from politics or conflict. Featuring a sparkling cast of artists, writers and historical figures including Winston Churchill, Daisy Fellowes, Salvador Dalí, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Eileen Gray and Edith Wharton, with the enigmatic Coco Chanel at its heart, CHANEL'S RIVIERA is a captivating account of a period that saw some of the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the whole of the twentieth century. From Chanel's first summer at her Roquebrune villa La Pausa (in the later years with her German lover) amid the glamour of the pre-war parties and casinos in Antibes, Nice and Cannes to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during the Second World War, CHANEL'S RIVIERA explores the fascinating world of the Cote d'Azur elite in the 1930s and 1940s. Enriched with much original research, it is social history that brings the experiences of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life.
Categories: History

D Day Girls

D Day Girls

The Fringes of Power: 10 Downing Street Diaries, 1939–1955. ... Ici Londres, 19401944: Les voix de la liberté. 5 vols. ... Diary of the Dark Years, 19401944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris.

Author: Sarah Rose

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751578256

Category: History

Page: 400

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The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory, for fans of A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell 'Gripping: Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery) - and all of it true, all precisely documented' ERIK LARSON, author of THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY 'The mission is this: Read D-Day Girls today. Not just for the spy flair but also because this history feels more relevant than ever, as an army of women and girls again find themselves in a fight for the common good' LILY KOPPEL, author of THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB 'Thoroughly researched and written as smoothly as a good thriller, this is a mesmerising story of creativity, perseverance, and astonishing heroism' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred review * * * In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Believing that Britain was locked in an existential battle, Winston Churchill had already created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting. Their job, he declared, was to 'set Europe ablaze'. But with most men on the front lines, the SOE was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In D-Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the thrilling story of three of these remarkable women. There's Andrée Borrel, a scrappy and streetwise Parisian who blew up power lines with the Gestapo hot on her heels; Odette Sansom, an unhappily married suburban mother who saw the SOE as her ticket out of domestic life and into a meaningful adventure; and Lise de Baissac, a fiercely independent member of French colonial high society and the SOE's unflappable 'queen'. Together, they destroyed train lines, ambushed Nazis, plotted prison breaks, and gathered crucial intelligence-laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war. Rigorously researched and written with razor-sharp wit, D-Day Girls is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance: a reminder of what courage-and the energy of politically animated women-can accomplish when the stakes seem incalculably high.
Categories: History

Les Parisiennes

Les Parisiennes

A Paris: sous la botte des Nazis, Paris, Editions Raymond Schall, 1944 Escott, Beryl E., The Heroines of SOE: Britain's ... Jean, Diary of the Dark Years, 19401944: Collaboration, Resistance and Daily Life in Occupied Paris, trans.

Author: Anne Sebba

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297870999

Category: History

Page: 480

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WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2016 June, 1940. German troops enter Paris and hoist the swastika over the Arc de Triomphe. The dark days of Occupation begin. How would you have survived? By collaborating with the Nazis, or risking the lives of you and your loved ones to resist? The women of Paris faced this dilemma every day - whether choosing between rations and the black market, or travelling on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority for a seat. Between the extremes of defiance and collusion was a vast moral grey area which all Parisiennes had to navigate in order to survive. Anne Sebba has sought out and interviewed scores of women, and brings us their unforgettable testimonies. Her fascinating cast includes both native Parisiennes and temporary residents: American women and Nazi wives; spies, mothers, mistresses, artists, fashion designers and aristocrats. The result is an enthralling account of life during the Second World War and in the years of recovery and recrimination that followed the Liberation of Paris in 1944. It is a story of fear, deprivation and secrets - and, as ever in the French capital, glamour and determination.
Categories: History

France since 1870

France since 1870

Primary sources: Alexander Werth, France, 1940–1955 (Boston, MA, 1966); Jean Guéhenno, Diary of the Dark Years, 19401944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris (Oxford, UK, 2014); Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française ...

Author: Charles Sowerwine

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781137406118

Category: History

Page: 568

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Categories: History

Gender and French Identity after the Second World War 1944 1954

Gender and French Identity after the Second World War  1944 1954

1 Guéhenno, Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944, 272. 2 Beauvoir, Second Sex, 152. 3 See, for example, Scott, Only Paradoxes and Parité!; Landes, Visualizing the Nation; Hunt, Family Romance; Surkis, Sexing the Citizen; and Read, ...

Author: Kelly Ricciardi Colvin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350031128

Category: History

Page: 272

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The enfranchisement of women in Charles de Gaulle's France in 1944 is considered a potent element in the nation's self-crafted, triumphant World War Two narrative: the French, conquered by the Germans, valiantly resisted until they rescued themselves and built a new democracy, honoring France's longstanding liberal traditions. Kelly Ricciardi Colvin's Gender and French Identity after the Second World War, 1944-1954 calls that potent element into question. By analyzing a range of sources, including women's magazines, trials, memoirs, and spy novels, this book explores the ways in which culture was used to limit the power of the female vote. It exposes a wide network of constructed behavioral norms that supported a conservative vision of French identity. Taken together, they depicted men as virile Resistors for French democracy and history, and women as solely domestic support. Indeed Colvin shows that women's access to the vote emerged alongside an explosion of cultural messages that encouraged them to retreat into the home, to find mates, to have 'millions of beautiful babies', in the words of de Gaulle, and not to challenge patriarchy in any way. This is a vital study for understanding the nature of postwar France and women's history in 20th-century Europe.
Categories: History

Sand and Steel

Sand and Steel

Story of 47 RM Commando (Tuckwell Press, 2001); Gold to Omaha: Battle for Port-en-Bessin, 6–8 June 1944 (Les Gens du Phare, ... Brothers in Battle (Berkley, 2007) Guehenno, Jean, Diary of the Dark Years, 19401944 (Éditions Gallimard, ...

Author: Peter Caddick-Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190601898

Category: History

Page: 1072

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"Sand and Steel gives us D-Day, arguably the greatest and most consequential military operation of modern times, beginning with the years of painstaking and costly preparation, through to the pitched battles fought along France's northern coast, from Omaha Beach to the Falaise and the push east to Strasbourg. In addition to covering the build-up to the invasion, including the elaborate and lavish campaigns to deceive Germans as to where and when the invasion would take place, Peter Caddick-Adams gives a full and detailed account of the German preparations, but the heart of the book is Caddick-Adams' narratives of the five beaches where the terrible drama played out--Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword, and the attempt by American, British, and Canadian soldiers to gain a foothold in Europe"--
Categories: History

America

America

David's latest translation is Léon Werth, Deposition 19401944: A Secret Diary of Life in Vichy France, which he also edited. His Diary of the Dark Years: 19401944 won the French-American Foundation's 2014 translation prize in ...

Author: Francois Busnel

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781611858921

Category: Fiction

Page:

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France and the United States have long shared a special relationship, defined both by occasional puzzlement and endless fascination. François Busnel, one of France's most prominent literary critics, seeks to bridge this gap with America, his journal of literature and politics, launched in the wake of the 2016 election and now available to English readers for the first time. In this collection of pieces from the magazine, Alain Mabanckou sketches the outlines of his Los Angeles, where he finds a sense of belonging far from his home country of the Republic of the Congo. Leïla Slimani considers the ways #MeToo is shaping a new discourse of consent on college campuses. Philippe Besson travels through the American heartland, driving from Chicago to New Orleans. Featuring interviews with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Louise Erdrich and original work in English by Richard Powers and Colum McCann, America celebrates the enduring relationship between France and the United States and offers a testament to the essential power of literature to unite in times of division.
Categories: Fiction

Killing Strangers

Killing Strangers

Industrial Society and Its Future : The Unabomber Manifesto ( Camberley , 1995 ) Griffin , J. , Black Like Me ( Boston , 1961 ) Guéhemo , J. , Diary of the Dark Years , 19401944 ( Oxford , 1947 , 2016 ) Gumbel , E. J. , Vier Jahre ...

Author: T. K. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192608741

Category: History

Page: 272

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A bewildering feature of so much contemporary political violence is its stunning impersonality. Every major city centre becomes a potential shooting gallery; and every metro system a potential bomb alley. Victims just happen, as the saying goes, to 'be in the wrong place at the wrong time'. We accept this contemporary reality - at least to some degree. But we rarely ask: where has it come from historically? Killing Strangers tackles this question head on. It examines how such violence became 'unchained' from inter-personal relationships. It traces the rise of such impersonal violence by examining violence in conjunction with changing social and political realities. In particular, it traces both 'push' and 'pull' - the ability of modern states to force the violence of their challengers into niche forms: and the disturbing new opportunities that technological changes offer to cause mayhem in fresh and original ways. Killing Strangers therefore aims to highlight the very strangeness of contemporary experience when it is viewed against a long-term perspective. Atrocities regularly capture media attention - and just as quickly fade from public view. That is both tragic - and utterly predictable. Deep down we expect no different. And that is why such atrocities must be repeated if our attention is to be re-engaged. Deep down we expect that, too. So Killing Strangers deliberately asks the very simplest of questions. How on earth did we get here?
Categories: History

Summary and Analysis of All the Light We Cannot See

Summary and Analysis of All the Light We Cannot See

Books The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Anthony Beevor Diary of the Dark Years, 19401944 by Jean Guéhenno The Furys Saga by James Hanley The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy The Journal of ...

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of All the Light We Cannot See tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Anthony Doerr’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of All the Light We Cannot See includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel is a beautifully crafted story about the intersection of two very different lives: A German boy with a knack for radios and a blind girl in occupied France are somehow united as Europe is plunges into World War II. An ambitious and symbolic tale spanning eighty years, All The Light We Cannot See illiminates how goodness and hope can be found even in the darkest of times. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism