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The Art Of Survival

Author : Libby Murphy
ISBN : 9780300225006
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The First World War soldier has often been depicted as a helpless victim sacrificed by a ruthless society in the trenches of the Western Front. In fact, Libby Murphy reveals, French soldiers drew upon a long-standing European tradition to imagine themselves not as heroes or victims but as survivors. Murphy investigates how infantrymen and civilians attempted to make sense of the war while it was still in progress by reviving the picaresque, a literary mode in which unheroic protagonists are forced to fend for themselves in a chaotic and hostile world. By examining works by French and European novelists, journalists, graphic artists, cultural critics, and filmmakers—including Charlie Chaplin—Libby Murphy shows how the rich tradition of the European picaresque was uniquely appropriate for expressing anxieties provoked by modern, industrialized warfare.

The Secret History Of Soldiers

Author : Tim Cook
ISBN : 9780735235274
Genre : History
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There have been thousands of books on the Great War, but most have focused on commanders, battles, strategy, and tactics. Less attention has been paid to the daily lives of the combatants, how they endured the unimaginable conditions of industrial warfare: the rain of shells, bullets, and chemical agents. In The Secret History of Soldiers, Tim Cook, Canada's foremost military historian, examines how those who survived trench warfare on the Western Front found entertainment, solace, relief, and distraction from the relentless slaughter. These tales come from the soldiers themselves, mined from the letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral accounts of more than five hundred combatants. Rare examples of trench art, postcards, and even song sheets offer insight into a hidden society that was often irreverent, raunchy, and anti-authoritarian. Believing in supernatural stories was another way soldiers shielded themselves from the horror. While novels and poetry often depict the soldiers of the Great War as mere victims, this new history shows how the soldiers pushed back against the grim war, refusing to be broken in the mincing machine of the Western Front. The violence of war is always present, but Cook reveals the gallows humour the soldiers employed to get through it. Over the years, both writers and historians have overlooked this aspect of the men's lives. The fighting at the front was devastating, but behind the battle lines, another layer of life existed, one that included songs, skits, art, and soldier-produced newspapers. With his trademark narrative abilities and an unerring eye for the telling human detail, Cook has created another landmark history of Canadian military life as he reveals the secrets of how soldiers survived the carnage of the Western Front.

Charlie Chaplin

Author : Richard Carr
ISBN : 9781351782715
Genre : History
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Richard Carr’s Charlie Chaplin places politics at the centre of the filmmaker’s life as it looks beyond Chaplin’s role as a comedic figure to his constant political engagement both on and off the screen. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources from across the globe, Carr provides an in-depth examination of Chaplin’s life as he made his way from Lambeth to Los Angeles. From his experiences in the workhouse to his controversial romantic relationships and his connections with some of the leading political figures of his day, this book sheds new light on Chaplin’s private life and introduces him as a key social commentator of the time. Whether interested in Hollywood and Hitler or communism and celebrity, Charlie Chaplin is essential reading for all students of twentieth-century history.

The Cambridge Introduction To Satire

Author : Jonathan Greenberg
ISBN : 9781107030183
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides a comprehensive overview for both beginning and advanced students of satiric forms from ancient poetry to contemporary digital media.

Embattled Prose

Author : Elah Elizabeth Murphy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127120561
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Art And Survival In First World War Britain

Author : Stuart Sillars
ISBN : UOM:39015014141108
Genre : History
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French And German Letters Today

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123929585
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Der Unsichtbare Mann

Author : Ralph Ellison
ISBN : 9783841216977
Genre : Fiction
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„Einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur.“ Paul Ingendaay, F.A.Z. Ralph Ellison ist neben Toni Morrison und James Baldwin eine der großen Stimmen des afroamerikanischen Romans der Gegenwart. Sein Meisterwerk zeugt von künstlerischer Kraft und ist hochaktuell – als schonungslose Abrechnung mit den alltäglichen rassistischen Ideologien und Verhaltensweisen und als Lob auf das gewachsene Selbstbewusstsein der noch immer um ihre selbstverständlichen Rechte Kämpfenden: Der namenlose Ich-Erzähler verliert sein Stipendium, weil er einem Förderer des von Weißen eingerichteten Südstaaten-Colleges für Schwarze nicht die gewünschte Kulisse, sondern die Realität der Farbigen vor Augen führt. Er muss sein Glück dort suchen, wo es Arbeit gibt, und landet in Harlem, einem brodelnden Hexenkessel, inmitten von schwarzem Glamour und Blue Notes, Swing und Spirituals, politischen Aufwieglern, gerissenen Gaunern und verlorenen Spinnern.

Big M C

Author : Serhij Zhadan
ISBN : 9783518796702
Genre : Fiction
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Spätestens seit dem Erfolg seiner "Hymne der demokratischen Jugend" hat sich Serhij Zhadan als originellste Gegenstimme zum poetischen Landvermesser Juri Andruchowytsch etabliert. In seiner sechsteiligen Erzählung "Big Mäc" kehrt er der Anarchie der postsowjetischen Umbruchzeit den Rücken und flaniert durch die Straßen alter Städte - Orte der Subkultur, Mitteleuropa entmythologisiert. Im »Berlin, das wir verloren haben« lauern Irrsinn und Einsamkeit hinter jeder Toreinfahrt. In Wien meditiert er über »Zehn Arten, John Lennon umzubringen«. Es zieht ihn nicht nur zu den hedonistischen Außenseitern, die unter kalten europäischen Himmeln herumwandern, sondern auch in die eigene Vergangenheit: eine Welt des Lachens und endlosen Fliegens »am Orangenhimmel, der sich über unserer Heimat ausspannte«.

Der Ritter

Author : Gene Wolfe
ISBN : 3608937757
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