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The Resource On leave, Daniel Anselme ; translated from the French by David Bellos

On leave, Daniel Anselme ; translated from the French by David Bellos

Label
On leave
Title
On leave
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Anselme ; translated from the French by David Bellos
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"When On Leave was published in Paris in 1957, as France's engagement in Algeria became ever more bloody, it told people things they did not want to hear. It vividly described what it was like for soldiers to return home from an unpopular war in a faraway place. The book received a handful of reviews, it was never reprinted, it disappeared from view. With no outcome to the war in sight, its power to disturb was too much to bear. Through David Bello's translation, this lost classic has been rediscovered. Spare, forceful, and moving, it describes a week in the lives of a sergeant, a corporal, and an infantryman, each home on leave in Paris. What these soldiers have to say can't be heard, can't even be spoken; they find themselves strangers in their own city, unmoored from their lives. Full of sympathy and feeling, informed by the many hours Daniel Anselme spent talking to conscripts in Paris, On Leave is a timeless evocation of what the history books can never record: the shame and the terror felt by men returning home from war--
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DLC
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Anselme, Daniel
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2601.N69
LC item number
P413 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bellos, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolution (Algeria : 1954-1962)
  • Soldiers
  • Psychic trauma
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • Psychic trauma
  • Soldiers
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • France
Label
On leave, Daniel Anselme ; translated from the French by David Bellos
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/954/9780865478954/image/lgcover.9780865478954.jpg
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Publication
Note
Includes an interview by Maurice Pons with the author (1957)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545339
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780865478954
Lccn
2013034994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545339
  • (Sirsi) a1723809
Label
On leave, Daniel Anselme ; translated from the French by David Bellos
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/954/9780865478954/image/lgcover.9780865478954.jpg
Publication
Note
Includes an interview by Maurice Pons with the author (1957)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545339
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780865478954
Lccn
2013034994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545339
  • (Sirsi) a1723809

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