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The Resource 1914

1914

Label
1914
Title
1914
Statement of responsibility
Jean Echenoz ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
Title variation
Nineteen fourteen
Creator
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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Summary
Five Frenchmen go off to war, two of them leaving behind a young woman who longs for their return, but the main character in this brilliant novel is the Great War itself
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10234513
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Echenoz, Jean
  • Coverdale, Linda
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
1914
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595589248
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
1914
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595589248
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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