The Resource 1914: : a novel

1914: : a novel

Label
1914: : a novel
Title
1914:
Title remainder
a novel
Title variation
Nineteen fourteen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Five Frenchmen go off to war, two of them leaving behind a certain young woman who longs for their return. But the main character in 1914 is the Great War itself. Jean Echenoz, the multi-award-winning French literary magician whose work has been compared to Joseph Conrad and Lawrence Sterne, has brought that deathtrap back to life, leading us gently from a balmy summer day deep into the insatiable-and still unthinkable-carnage of trench warfare. With the delicacy of a miniaturist and with irony both witty and clear-eyed, the author offers us an intimate epic with the atmosphere of a classic movie: in the panorama of a clear blue sky, a biplane spirals suddenly into the ground; a tardy piece of shrapnel shears the top off a man's head as if it were a soft-boiled egg; we dawdle dreamily in a spring-scented clearing with a lonely shell-shocked soldier strolling innocently to a firing squad ready to shoot him for desertion. But ultimately, the grace notes of humanity in 1914 rise above the terrors of war in this beautifully crafted tale that Echenoz tells with discretion, precision, and love
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Midwest
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Echenoz, Jean
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Coverdale, Linda
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World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
1914: : a novel
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11836557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595589248
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11836557
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11836557
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
1914: : a novel
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11836557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595589248
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11836557
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11836557
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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