The Night Watch tells the story of a man caught between his work for the French Gestapo and for a Resistance cell. Ring Roads recounts a son's search for his Jewish father, who disappeared ten years previously.
Author: Patrick Modiano
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Brisk, smart, witty, elliptical ... Recalls the directors of the New Wave ... Bracing and brilliant'Independent When Patrick Modiano was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature he was praised for using the 'art of memory' to bring to life the Occupation of Paris during the Second World War. Born in 1945, Modiano's brilliant, angry writings burst onto the Parisian literary scene and caused a storm. His first, ferociously satirical novel, La Place de l'Étoile, was remarkable in seriously questioning both Nazi collaboration in France and the myths of the Gaullist era. The Night Watch tells the story of a man caught between his work for the French Gestapo and for a Resistance cell. Ring Roads recounts a son's search for his Jewish father, who disappeared ten years previously. These brilliant, almost hallucinatory, evocations of the Occupation attempt to exorcise the past by exploring the morally ambiguous worlds of collaboration and resistance.
"Why haven't I heard of this author before? This is a little jewel box of a book." "The central premise is intriguing, the writing is crisp, and the story unfolds at pace. Read it in an evening." "Short, sharp and wonderful.
Author: Rupert Colley
Historical fiction at its best... Three engrossing novels set in World War Two Nazi-occupied France. The Sixth Man What's the Worst Thing You've Ever Done? Would you ADMIT it if your life depended on it? Six Frenchmen are in a Nazi prison: a doctor, a postman, a policeman, a soldier, a teacher and a priest. Tomorrow, five of the six prisoners will be executed. They have until dawn to decide which one of them should be allowed to live. "Rupert Colley's striking and uncommon six stories in 'The Sixth Man' are so remarkable in their originality; you will be intrigued and spellbound by this engrossing novel. Colley is a master storyteller, and his character-driven tales will stay in your memory for a long, long time." "A beautiful and touching story. The six men's tales will leave the reader breathless and the ending will leave you with goose bumps." "A real page turner. I was reading at every opportunity. A fantastic tale with an unexpected twist at the end." The Woman on the Train Someone saves your life. How far will you go to repay the debt? A woman on a train saves a nervous young Frenchmen from the clutches of the Gestapo. 26 years later, the young man is now the most successful conductor in France. It is then, at the height of his fame, he receives a letter from the woman on the train, begging him to come to her aid. Honour-bound, he gladly offers to return the favour. But when he realises precisely what repaying his debt entails, he faces a dilemma that threatens to ruin his career. Torn between those he loves and his sense of honour, his life rapidly spirals out of control. "Why haven't I heard of this author before? This is a little jewel box of a book." "The central premise is intriguing, the writing is crisp, and the story unfolds at pace. Read it in an evening." "Short, sharp and wonderful. Couldn't put it down. Mysterious and wonderfully written!!" The White Venus When the ties of loyalty are severed, whom do you trust? World War Two. France falls to the invading Germans. To their dismay, 16-year-old Pierre and his parents are forced to accommodate a German major. He is the enemy within their midst; the invader of their country, and, more pertinently, the unwanted lodger within their home. The problem, however, is that the German is annoyingly pleasant. The major, with a son of his own, empathises with Pierre in a way Pierre's father has never been able to. Immediately the two of them find a bond, leaving Pierre confused and his understanding of good and bad, of black and white, shattered. "Colley draws his characters with fine lines, illustrating both the brutality and compassion shown by individuals on both sides of this war." "Told with great poignancy. Loved the characters and their involvement in the story." "This is a book with difference." Historical fiction with heart and drama.
Her name is the Greek word for a spider . 3 The position indicated is , with its
body on the shore , and its tail in the water . This is not a suitable position for
catching fish or watching them ; the occupation in which nearly all the translators
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Author: Jack R. Fischel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Beginning with the roots of anti-Semitism in early Christian Europe, this book traces the evolution of the Jewish stereotype as the evil “other,” which culminated in Adolf Hitler’s war against the Jews, wherein he sought to eliminate through mass murder every Jewish man, woman and child. It includes most recent scholarship on the Holocaust which reflects the recent rise of Neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia throughout the West, including the United States. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, issues, and events that led to the murder of six-million Jews, and millions of other groups by Nazi Germany. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Holocaust.
and arguably as France ' s greatest living novelist . Following the publication of
his “ Occupation trilogy ” — La Place de l ' étoile ( 1968 ) , La Ronde de nuit (
1969 ) , and Les Boulevards de Ceinture ( 1972 ) , all dealing in some way with
It seemed to me that having someone who could transmit this memory of Nazi occupation, through her very presence, was a great bonus to the production.
Therefore I created a Theresa Steiner in her fifties though the real Theresa was
Author: Julia Pascal
Publisher: Oberon Books
Includes the plays Theresa, A Dead Woman on Holiday and The Dybbuk Presented as a trilogy at the New End Theatre in 1995 before touring much of Europe, The Dybbuk pays homage to Anski’s great Russian classic. Set in a ghetto in Eastern Europe in 1942, it traces the final moments of five irreligious Jews. A Dead Woman on Holiday is a love story set during the Nuremberg trials. Theresa is based on secret research into the Channel Island occupation by the Nazis and the collaboration of the residents with the Holocaust. The play is still banned there.
that there were powerful personalities among the occupation authorities who
were agitating for his liquidation . Damaskinos had been a continual irritation ,
both to the military and diplomatic representatives , almost from the beginning of the ...
... continuing with La Ronde de nuit andLes Boulevards de ceinture,
establishedthis bestselling Occupation trilogy. Livret de famille followed,andthen
came DoraBruder, further concentrating on the Occupation and its lasting
Author: I. Nadel
European modernism underwent a massive change from 1930 to 1960, as war altered the cultural landscape. This account of artists and writers in France and England explores how modernism survived under authoritarianism, whether Fascism, National Socialism, or Stalinism, and how these artists endured by balancing complicity and resistance.
he was 'un produit du fumier de l'Occupation, de cette période bizarre au cours
de laquelle des gens qui n'auraient jamais dû se rencontrer se sont ... Even after
his so-called occupation trilogy, he goes back to the period again and again.
Author: Andrew Sobanet
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Revisioning French Culture brings together a striking group of leading intellectuals and scholars to explore new avenues of research in French and Francophone Studies. Covering the medieval period through the twenty-first century, this volume presents investigations into a vast array of subjects. Revisioning French Culture grapples with topics vital to the contemporary cultural landscape, including universalism, globalization, the idea of Francophonie, and religious and secular identity. This essay collection furthermore transcends and illuminates the contemporary by delving into matters that have long resonated in the humanities and letters, such as death, war, trauma, power and politics, notions of the truth, conceptions of the self, and modes of reading and writing. With contributions by a number of figures known across the humanities and the social sciences, Revisioning French Culture explores the foundations of the French and Francophone world, providing cultural, political, and historical context for the crisis facing democracy and liberalism around the world today. These essays were assembled in honor of Lawrence D. Kritzman, whose writing and editorial work in French studies inspired the wide-ranging themes examined here.
There is no question for the reader of the Occupation trilogy that Paris symbolizes
alienation and impasse , whilst Livret de famille , which relates the discovery by
Modiano of a fraternal and inviting East , the scene of his distant origins , opens ...
As Csokor correctly portrays in his play , Black colonials from Africa constituted
part of the French occupation troops . Chancellor Cuno responded by declaring a
policy of passive resistance . Employees in the mines and government offices ...
Author: Franz Theodor Csokor
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
Franz Theodor Csokor (1885-1969), an influential Viennese dramatist, brought continuity and unity to twentieth-century Austrian literature. His best known dramas are contained in the "European Trilogy," which appears here for the first time in English translation. "Occupied Territory" (1930), "3 November 1918" (1936), and "The Prodigal Son" (1947) capture critical turning points of political, social, and psychological upheaval in the history of Central and Eastern Europe during the first half of the century. Nationalism, socialism, ethnicity, and fanaticism are explored in dramatic form and the issues that arise are as timely and crucial today as they were 50 years ago when the dramas first appeared.
After the occupation forces took control of the city, the Shan commander had a
plan to break up the bulu, and ordered that the populations be moved and
integrated. His goal, of course, was to facilitate rule of the city. But unexpectedly,
all he ...
Author: Hsi-kuo Chang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Taiwan's most innovative science fiction writer presents three tales of intrigue, espionage, betrayal, political strife, time travel, and Chinese history and mysticism. After thousands of years of civil unrest and countless wars, the weary Huhui people of Sunlon City have once again succumbed to a ruthless and overpowering enemy. In Five Jade Disks, the first book in the trilogy, the imperialistic Shan have enslaved the inhabitants of Sunlon City and imposed a harsh martial order. As the Shan fight to retain control of the restless Huhui natives, an unstable rebel alliance prepares to win back its homeland. Amidst the confusion of revolt, Miss Qi, a determined young girl, emerges as an unlikely leader. With the help of her friends and the loyal Green Snake Brotherhood, Miss Qi discovers that an ancient cult and its insidious and unusually powerful leader may hold the key to the rebels' victory—or may yet be the cause of their undoing. As she rushes to put the pieces together, the rebels, divided by internal factions, strive to band together in a heroic attempt to overthrow the Shan. The story continues in Defenders of the Dragon City. The Shan have been defeated, but the victory celebrations of the Huhui are quickly brought to an end. After deserting Sunlon City, the Shan regroup and return for one final and bitter attempt to destroy the weakened rebel forces. During their exile, the Shan turn their aggressions against the indigenous races of the Huhui planet, a colorful mix of peaceful tribes resembling serpents, eagles, and leopards. Forced into the war to save their remaining territory, the indigenous peoples join the Huhui in their continuing struggle against the Shan. The third novel, Tale of a Feather, opens with images of chaos and devastation. The conflict with the Shan has left the city in flames, and refugees are fleeing in droves through the main gates. Taking advantage of the turmoil, a ruthless dictator assumes control of the weak interim government and begins a treacherous campaign to eliminate his adversaries. In this volatile atmosphere, Miss Qi continues her desperate search to discover the origin of the mysterious Bronze Statue Cult and come to terms with the dark power it wields over her people. The trilogy, first published in Taiwan in the late 1980s and early 1990s and widely considered to be a modern classic, is now presented for the first time in English and in a single volume. In these allegorical tales, Chang confronts some of the most serious and divisive issues of our time, including the burden of history and the ravages of oppression, racism, and ethnic displacement.
With the occupation of Persia a continuous front from Murmansk to the Western
Desert of Egypt was secured . The Russians had gone into Persia with six
divisions , we with two . Not ten per cent . of those forces were needed in action .
The leading article ran : " The early occupation of Windhoek by the South African
forces is unavoidable . We must bear the inevitable with dignity . General Botha '
s troops are neither Russian barbarians nor undisciplined French , but they are ...
The Occupation , the novel that is the third volume of the trilogy , is Caute ' s
attempt to write a “ dialectical novel " of this kind . In The Occupation novelist and
modern historian Steven Bright , who is rather younger than in The
Author: Gale Cengage
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Contains biographical sketches of representative British novelists whose work began to appear roughly around 1960.
I was much more taken with the ' factional trilogy of Occupation novels I had
embarked upon some months earlier and which , at the time of writing , is still
incomplete . Like Harry Patterson ( The Night of the Fox ) , Tim Binding ( Island
Madness ) ...
Author: Peter Tabb
Publisher: Ian Allan Pub
Apart from the propaganda value of their occupation from October 1941, the Channel Islands were to form part of Hitler's supposedly impregnable Atlantic Wall. For three and a half years, the islanders suffered deportation, deprivation, epidemics, imprisonment and, ultimately, near-starvation. Written by a Channel Islander, this is a remarkable testament to the triumph of the human spirit over evil and the survival of a quintessentially British way of life under the Nazi jackboot.
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... the largest number and the most lucrative among the occupations were , as
was natural , in the hands of the Turks . ... ancient rhythm , without ever regaining
, however , during the years of Turkish occupation , the prestige of the splendid
Jane could not afford to go to the coast , but she could go to Hillbrow , where all
kinds of people lived , even though the place was reserved for the occupation of
whites only . People there minded their own business , as long as you could pay