The Resource Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger

Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger

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Fear : a novel of World War I
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Fear
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a novel of World War I
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Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
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  • Novel of World War I
  • Novel of World War 1
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"Jean Dartemont, the hero of Gabriel Chevallier's autobiographical novel, enters what was not yet known as World War I in 1915, when it was just beginning to be clear that a war that all the combatants were initially confident would move swiftly to a conclusion was instead frozen murderously in place. After enduring the horrors of the trenches and the deadly leagues of no-man's-land stretching beyond them, Jean is wounded and hospitalized. Away from the front, he confronts the relentless blindness of the authorities and much of the general public to the hideous realities of modern, mechanized combat. Jean decides he must resist. How? By telling the simple truth. Urged to encourage new recruits with tales of derring-do service, Jean does not mince words. What did he do on the battlefield? He responds like a man: 'I was afraid.' Acclaimed as 'the most beautiful book ever written on the tragic events that blood-stained Europe' for five years, prosecuted on first publication as an act of sedition, Fear appears for the first time in the United States in Malcolm Imrie's poetic and prizewinning translation on the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the conflict with which the twentieth century came into its own. Chevallier's masterpiece remains, in the words of John Berger, 'a book of the utmost urgency and relevance'"--
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Fear
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"Fear is a classic of war literature, a book to place on the shelf with Storm of Steel, A Farewell to Arms, and Going After Cacciato. Jean Dartemont, the hero of Gabriel Chevallier's autobiographical novel, enters what was not yet known as World War I in1915, when it was just beginning to be clear that a war that all the combatants were initially confident would move swiftly to a conclusion was instead frozen murderously in place. After enduring the horrors of the trenches and the deadly leagues of no-man's-land stretching beyond them, Jean is wounded and hospitalized. Away from the front, he confronts the relentless blindness of the authorities and much of the general public to the hideous realities of modern, mechanized combat. Jean decides he must resist. How? By telling the simple truth. Urged to encourage new recruits with tales of derring-do service, Jean does not mince words. What did he do on the battlefield? He responds like a man: "I was afraid." Acclaimed as "the most beautiful book ever written on the tragic events that blood-stained Europe" for five years, prosecuted on first publication as an act of sedition, Fear appears for the first time in the United States in Malcolm Imrie's poetic and prizewinning translation on the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the conflict with which the twentieth century came into its own. Chevallier's masterpiece remains, in the words of John Berger, "a book of the utmost urgency and relevance.""--
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"Winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation"--Page 4 of cover.
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843/.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2605.H67
LC item number
P413 2014
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fiction
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bibliography
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  • New York Review Books classics
  • NYRB classics
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adult
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Gabriel Chevallier ; introduction by John Berger
Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
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Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
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  • "This translation first published in Great Britain in 2011 by Serpent's Tail"--Title page verso
  • Originally published as La peur. Paris : Éditions Stock, 1930
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Includes bibliographical references
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21 cm.
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Extent
xv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781590177167
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013049762
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  • ocn857402669
  • (OCoLC)857402669

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