A Writer At War

Author: Vasily Grossman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407092014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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In the summer of 1941, as the Germans invade Russia, newspaper reporter Vasily Grossman is swept to the frontlines, witnessing some of the most savage atrocities in Russian history. As Grossman follows the Red Army from the defence 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 recent Sunday Times bestseller Stalingrad. 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 – 1945...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

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831947

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 7338

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.

The Queen City at War

Author: Stephen H. Dew

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2636

The Queen City at War reveals a complexity of experience on the Charlotte home front, and it supports much of the current research that exposes the myth behind the "Good War" concept. The story of Charlotte during World War II is a "tale of two cities: " for some, "it was the best of times," but for others, "it was the worst of times." This study draws upon much of the recent scholarship related to the home front, and it also utilizes a number of primary sources, especially the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte News, as well as local documents and manuscript collections. The Queen City at War should appeal to historians, students of history, and the general public interested in World War II and the American home front, as well as those interested in Southern history and American urban history

Defending the Motherland

Author: Lyuba Vinogradova

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 9781681440118

Category: History

Page: 0

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Plucked from every background and led by an NKVD Major, the new recruits who boarded a train in Moscow on October 16, 1941, to go to war had much in common with millions of others across the world. What made the members of the 586th Fighter Regiment, the 587th Heavy-Bomber Regiment, and the 588th Regiment of light night-bombers unique was their gender: the Soviet Union was creating the first all-female active combat units in modern history. Drawing on original interviews with surviving airwomen, Lyuba Vinogradova weaves together the untold stories of the female Soviet fighter pilots of the Second World War. From that first train journey to the last tragic disappearance, Vinogradova's panoramic account of these women's lives follows them from society balls to unmarked graves, from landmark victories to the horrors of Stalingrad. Battling not just fearsome Aces of the Luftwaffe but also patronizing prejudice from their own leaders, women such as Lilya Litvyak and Ekaterina Budanova are brought to life by the diaries and recollections of those who knew them, and who watched them live, love, fight, and die.

Why Are We at War?

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812971116

Category: Political Science

Page: 0

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Beginning with his debut masterpiece, The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer has repeatedly told the truth about war. Why Are We at War? returns Mailer to the gravity of the battlefield and the grand hubris of the politicians who send soldiers there to die. First published in the early days of the Iraq War, Why Are We at War? is an explosive argument about the American quest for empire that still carries weight today. Scrutinizing the Bush administration’s words and actions, Mailer unleashes his trademark moral rigor: “Because democracy is noble, it is always endangered. . . . To assume blithely that we can export democracy into any country we choose can serve paradoxically to encourage more fascism at home and abroad.” Praise for Why Are We at War? “We’re overloaded with information these days, some of it possibly true. Mailer offers a provocative—and persuasive—cultural and intellectual frame.”—Newsweek “[Mailer] still has the stamina to churn out hard-hitting criticism.”—Los Angeles Times “Penetrating . . . There’s plenty of irreverent wit and fresh thinking on display.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Eloquent . . . thoughtful . . . Why Are We at War? pulls no punches.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram Praise for Norman Mailer “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”—The New York Times “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”—The New Yorker “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”—Life “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The New York Review of Books “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”—Chicago Tribune “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post

Dos Passos

Author: Virginia Spencer Carr

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday


Category: Novelists, American

Page: 680

View: 6624

In this exhaustive biographical study, Carr puts together the threads of Dos Passos' experiences, highlights significant events, and replays sensitive themes with skill. Focusing more on biographical rather than critical concerns, Carr examines his passion for writing, travel, and for politics. She covers his fervent interest in politics, the change from radical in the '20s to ultra-conservative in the '70s, his career as a voluntary ambulance driver during World War I, a reporter in Spain and an adventurer in the Near East, and his financial transactions with publishers and friends. ISBN 0-385-12964-5 : $24.95.


Author: Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton


Category: 1913-1960

Page: 368

View: 9987

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: Twentieth-Century Literary Cri


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

View: 9018

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.

A Writer's Notes on His Trade

Author: Charles Edward Montague,Madeline Scott Montague

Publisher: London Chatto & Windus 1930.


Category: Authorship

Page: 882

View: 5488