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The Resource Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translation from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger

Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translation from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger

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Fear : a novel of World War I
Title
Fear
Title remainder
a novel of World War I
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Chevallier ; translation from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
Title variation
Fear
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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 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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1895-1969
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Chevallier, Gabriel
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2605.H67
LC item number
P413 2014
Literary form
fiction
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Imrie, Malcolm
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War stories
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Historical
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Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translation from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
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Note
First published in France as La Peur in 1930 by Editions Stock, Paris ; this translation first published in Great Britain in 2011 by Serpent's Tail. --Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781590177167
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013049762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn857402669
  • (OCoLC)857402669
Label
Fear : a novel of World War I, Gabriel Chevallier ; translation from the French by Malcolm Imrie ; introduction by John Berger
Publication
Note
First published in France as La Peur in 1930 by Editions Stock, Paris ; this translation first published in Great Britain in 2011 by Serpent's Tail. --Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781590177167
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013049762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn857402669
  • (OCoLC)857402669

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