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A Writer At War

Author : Vasily Grossman
ISBN : 9781407092010
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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

Ein Schriftsteller Im Krieg

Author : Antony Beevor
ISBN : 3570009130
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Iris Murdoch A Writer At War

Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : 0199830657
Genre : Literary Collections
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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

Author : Vasiliĭ Semenovich Grossman
ISBN : OCLC:1012171945
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Iris Murdoch A Writer At War

Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : 9780199831944
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.

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Author : Peter J. Conradi
ISBN : OCLC:1050068860
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A Writer At War

Author : Iris Murdoch
ISBN : 1906021228
Genre : Philosophy in literature
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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.

Vonnegut And Hemingway

Author : Lawrence R. Broer
ISBN : 9781611171099
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Die Morawische Nacht

Author : Peter Handke
ISBN : 9783518754337
Genre : Fiction
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In einer Neumondnacht lädt ein »ehemaliger Autor« die Freunde seines Lebens auf sein Hausboot am Ufer der Morawa, einem serbischen Nebenfluß der Donau, um ihnen eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Sie führt zu den Orten, an denen alles begann, sie erzählt seine Lebensreise durch Europa. Kritik und Publikum reagierten begeistert auf Peter Handkes märchenhafte Bilanz eines Dichterlebens.

A Store At War

Author : Joanna Toye
ISBN : 9780008298241
Genre : Fiction
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A brilliant, nostalgic debut novel that conjures up wartime life in a town’s department store.

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