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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

Label
Fear : a novel of World War I
Title
Fear
Title remainder
a novel of World War I
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the 2013 Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation from the French 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 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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Summary
"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.""--
Theme
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Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10314310
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1895-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chevallier, Gabriel
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2605.H67
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Imrie, Malcolm
  • Berger, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ABFB52B1-AEF6-4597-808A-22E837BA33C0
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Publication
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unknown
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
ocn869302700
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590177419
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00175029
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ABFB52B1-AEF6-4597-808A-22E837BA33C0
Label
Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translated from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ABFB52B1-AEF6-4597-808A-22E837BA33C0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
ocn869302700
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590177419
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00175029
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ABFB52B1-AEF6-4597-808A-22E837BA33C0

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