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The Resource Diary of the dark years, 1940-1944 : collaboration, resistance, and daily life in occupied Paris, Jean Guéhenno ; translated and annotated by David Ball

Diary of the dark years, 1940-1944 : collaboration, resistance, and daily life in occupied Paris, Jean Guéhenno ; translated and annotated by David Ball

Label
Diary of the dark years, 1940-1944 : collaboration, resistance, and daily life in occupied Paris
Title
Diary of the dark years, 1940-1944
Title remainder
collaboration, resistance, and daily life in occupied Paris
Statement of responsibility
Jean Guéhenno ; translated and annotated by David Ball
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Contributor
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Jean Guehenno's 'Diary of the dark years 1940-1945' is the book historians love to quote to describe both ordinary daily life and literary life in Paris under Nazi occupation. While it is a sharply observed record of day-to-day life in occupied Paris, this diary is far more than that: it is "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice." (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal.) At the time, Guehenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not Communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist-not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry.--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1890-1978
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Guéhenno, Jean
Dewey number
848.91209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1937-
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Ball, David
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  • Guéhenno, Jean
  • Authors, French
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
  • Paris (France)
Label
Diary of the dark years, 1940-1944 : collaboration, resistance, and daily life in occupied Paris, Jean Guéhenno ; translated and annotated by David Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as Journal des années noires, 1940-1944 by Gallimard (Paris) in 1947, 1973, and 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17672661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780199970865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 18025514
  • (OCoLC)870529695
Label
Diary of the dark years, 1940-1944 : collaboration, resistance, and daily life in occupied Paris, Jean Guéhenno ; translated and annotated by David Ball
Publication
Note
Originally published as Journal des années noires, 1940-1944 by Gallimard (Paris) in 1947, 1973, and 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17672661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780199970865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 18025514
  • (OCoLC)870529695

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