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Innovative and affordable, books in the series are per- in World War II, from sources such as the Public Broadcasting. Service in the USA and. In this book an internationally renowned team of historians provides comprehensive coverage of all major campaigns and theaters of World War II, synthesizing the tremendous breadth and depth of source materials on this global conflict. Barbara J. Mann, Review of Priscilla Roberts. This book contains the views expressed by the authors in their individual capacity and may not necessarily reflect the views Map 1: World War II,
The literature of World War II —45 The outbreak of war in , as in , brought to an end an era of great intellectual and creative exuberance. Individuals were dispersed; the rationing of paper affected the production of magazines and books; and the poem and the short story , convenient forms for men under arms, became the favoured means of literary expression. It was hardly a time for new beginnings, although the poets of the New Apocalypse movement produced three anthologies —45 inspired by Neoromantic anarchism. No important new novelists or playwrights appeared. Only three new poets all of whom died on active service showed promise: Alun Lewis , Sidney Keyes, and Keith Douglas , the latter the most gifted and distinctive, whose eerily detached accounts of the battlefield revealed a poet of potential greatness. It was a poet of an earlier generation, T.
Uprooted from her home and shipped with thousands of West Coast Japanese Americans to a desert concentration camp called Topaz, Yuki and her family face new hardships daily.
In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford. They had refused or been unable to leave for many different reasons; their actions during the course of the German occupation would prove to be just as varied.
In this inspirational and uniquely personal tribute, the essential part played by black servicemen and -women in that cataclysmic conflict is brought home. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March.
This book tells the story from three perspectives: Shirer, who had watched and reported on the Nazis since , spent five and a half years sifting through this massive documentation. The result is a monumental study that has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of one of the most frightening chapters in the history of mankind.
He focuses on five crucial battles and offers new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages.
Chester Nez is one of them. For their help, all but Corrie found death in a concentration camp. The Hiding Place is their story. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness.
Sergeant Edward A. Carter Jr. I had begun by hiding food under a fence. This is his account of that atrocity. Alexander Jefferson was one of 32 Tuskegee Airmen from the nd Fighter Group to be shot down defending a country that considered them to be second-class citizens.
He holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter com-bat missions of any pilot in US Air Force history. His military service began as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the nd, famed pioneers who fought racial prejudices to fly and fight for their country in WWII.
Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. The anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity, as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. Beginning his story in , Morales incisively depicts the racism his various African-American characters confront both in civilian life and in the military.
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Only three new poets all of whom died on active service showed promise: Alun Lewis , Sidney Keyes, and Keith Douglas , the latter the most gifted and distinctive, whose eerily detached accounts of the battlefield revealed a poet of potential greatness.
It was a poet of an earlier generation, T.
Eliot , who produced in his Four Quartets —42; published as a whole, the masterpiece of the war. Reflecting upon language, time, and history, he searched, in the three quartets written during the war, for moral and religious significance in the midst of destruction and strove to counter the spirit of nationalism inevitably present in a nation at war.
This was particularly perceptible in authors who had already established themselves before the war.
Auden turned from Marxist politics to Christian commitment, expressed in poems that attractively combine classical form with vernacular relaxedness. Christian belief suffused the verse plays of T.
Eliot and Christopher Fry. While Graham Greene continued the powerful merging of thriller plots with studies of moral and psychological ambiguity that he had developed through the s, his Roman Catholicism loomed especially large in novels such as The Heart of the Matter and The End of the Affair Less-traditional spiritual solace was found in Eastern mysticism by Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood and by Robert Graves , who maintained an impressive output of taut, graceful lyric poetry behind which lay the creed he expressed in The White Goddess , a matriarchal mythology revering the female principle.
Allegory and symbol set wide resonances quivering, so that short books make large statements. Her best-known novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie , for example, makes events in a s Edinburgh classroom replicate in miniature the rise of fascism in Europe.
The stylized novels of Henry Green , such as Concluding and Nothing , also seem to be precursors of the terse, compressed fiction that Spark and Golding brought to such distinction.
This kind of fiction, it was argued by Iris Murdoch , a philosopher as well as a novelist, ran antiliberal risks in its preference for allegory , pattern, and symbol over the social capaciousness and realistic rendition of character at which the great 19th-century novels excelled. A Severed Head is the most incisive and entertaining of her elaborately artificial works; The Bell best achieves the psychological and emotional complexity she found so valuable in classic 19th-century fiction.
While restricting themselves to socially limited canvases, novelists such as Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor , and Barbara Pym continued the tradition of depicting emotional and psychological nuance that Murdoch felt was dangerously neglected in midth-century novels. My publisher and I are both thrilled with this additional recognition that my book Echoes of Tattered Tongues is one of the most important books published this past year," said author John Guzlowski.
Read the press release The Benjamin Franklin Awards, sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, is the most prestigious awards competition in independent publishing. There were nearly 1, entries this year, which were winnowed down to three or four finalists in each category—from these, one winner in each category was chosen by the team of judges.
Read the article online or in pdf There were nearly 1, entries in the award competition this year. Winners will be announced at a ceremony held in Portland, Oregon, the evening of April 7, Books will be available for download and author signing at the event.
These are books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella. February 26, - As It Ought To Be blog reviews Echoes of Tattered Tongues - In this thoughtful and erudite review, Eric Kroczek writes: "Guzlowski's attempt to learn and feel the origins of his parents' pain thus brings us into closer emotional touch with the entirety of the War in Europe, widening by necessity from the particular to the general.
It is an unorthodox way of telling such a story And yet it works, in ways that defy analysis or easy summary Guzlowski's empathy and imagination are extraordinary, at times truly shocking. His verse, which brings to mind variously Charles Bukowski, Charles Simic, and Philip Levine, has a vernacular concreteness and clarity that is all the more startling when it breaks sharply with realism, and he deftly captures those quirks of personality that bring characters into full view In every respect, Echoes of Tattered Tongues is an achievement that deserves wide recognition and long remembrance.
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