a writer at war

Download Book A Writer At War in PDF format. You can Read Online A Writer At War here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

A Writer At War

Author : Vasily Grossman
ISBN : 9781407092010
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 70. 99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 633
Read : 1153

Download Now


In the summer of 1941 as the Germans invade Russia, Soviet Army’s newspaper reporter Vasily Grossman is swept up into the frontlines of war and witnesses some of the most savage atrocities in Russian history. As Grossman follows the Red Army from the defense of Moscow, to the carnage at Stalingrad, to the Nazi genocide in Treblinka, his writings paint a vividly raw and devastating account of Operation Barbarossa during World War Two. Grossman’s notebooks, war diaries, personal correspondence and newspaper articles are meticulously woven into a gripping narrative and provide a piercing look into the life of the author behind Life and Fate - dubbed the twentieth century War and Peace. A Writer at War stands as an unforgettable eyewitness account of the Eastern Front and places Grossman as the leading Soviet voice of ‘the ruthless truth of war’. ‘A remarkable addition to the literature of 1941-45...a wonderful portrait of the wartime experience of Russia... A worthy memorial to a remarkable man’ Sunday Telegraph

Iris Murdoch A Writer At War

Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : 0199830657
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 73. 53 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 651
Read : 186

Download Now


These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War.

Iris Murdoch A Writer At War

Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : 0199830657
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 71. 9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 882
Read : 672

Download Now


These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War.

Iris Murdoch A Writer At War Letters And Diaries 1939 1945

Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : 9780199756032
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 23. 38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 641
Read : 976

Download Now


These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War.

A Writer At War Letters Diaries 1938 46

Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : OCLC:1050068860
Genre :
File Size : 28. 40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 140
Read : 1302

Download Now



Vonnegut And Hemingway

Author : Lawrence R. Broer
ISBN : 9781611171099
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 75. 74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 414
Read : 746

Download Now


In this original comparative study of Kurt Vonnegut and Ernest Hemingway, Lawrence R. Broer maps the striking intersections of biography and artistry in works by both writers, and he compares the ways in which they blend life and art. Broer views Hemingway as the "secret sharer" of Vonnegut's literary imagination and argues that the two writers—while traditionally considered as adversaries because of Vonnegut's rejection of Hemingway's emblematic hypermasculinism—inevitably address similar deterministic wounds in their fiction: childhood traumas, family insanity, deforming wartime experiences, and depression. Rooting his discussion in these psychological commonalities between Vonnegut and Hemingway, Broer traces their personal and artistic paths by pairing sets of works and protagonists in ways that show the two writers not only addressing similar concerns, but developing a response that in the end establishes an underlying kinship when it comes to the fate of the American hero of the twentieth century. Hemingway provided frequent fodder for Vonnegut, inspiring a cadre of characters who celebrate war and death. In his sardonic response to this vision of a Hemingwayesque world, Vonnegut espoused kindness and restraint as moral imperatives against the more violent yearnings of human nature, which Hemingway in turn embraced as stoic, virile, and heroic. Though their paths were radically different, Broer finds in both an overarching obsession with the scars of war as chief adversary in a personal quest for understanding and wholeness. He locates in each writer's canon moments of spiritual awaking leading to literary evolution—if not outright reinvention. In their later works Broer detects an increasing recognition of redemptive feminine aspects in themselves and their protagonists, pulling against the destructively tragic fatalism that otherwise dominates their worldviews. Broer sees Vonnegut and Hemingway as fundamentally at war—with themselves, with one another's artistic visions, and with the idea of war itself. Against this onslaught, he asserts, they wrote as a mode of therapy and achieved literary greatness through combative opposition to the shadows that loomed so large around them.

A Writer At War

Author : Iris Murdoch
ISBN : 1906021228
Genre : Philosophy in literature
File Size : 72. 69 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 160
Read : 630

Download Now


A Writer at War is a treasury of one of the great women writers and thinkers of the 20th century - a fascinating private memoir which sheds new light on a brilliant mind in development, but also a remarkable historical document of life behind the scenes during the Second World War.

Men At War

Author : Christopher Coker
ISBN : 9780190257484
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 89. 55 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 376
Read : 282

Download Now


Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.

The Bones Of Berdichev

Author : John Gordon Garrard
ISBN : UOM:39015037423269
Genre : History
File Size : 78. 14 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 794
Read : 443

Download Now


Chronicles the life Vasily Grossman, a Russian Jew and World War II correspondent for the Soviet Army, who evolved from a Marxist supporter into a passionate critic of the new regime and whose voice can finally be heard without the threat of Soviet retaliation. 12,000 first printing.

A Writer S Eye Collected Book Reviews

Author :
ISBN : 1604735821
Genre :
File Size : 23. 92 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 446
Read : 1221

Download Now



Top Download:

Best Books