In the centenary of the end of the 1.* World War books re the periodnovembro 12, 2018
With the armistice on November 11, 1918, ended 1.* The first World War. As Dalton Trumbo shows Johnny goes to war (blue), this conflict started the summer festival”: “millions and millions greet them from the sidewalks while hearing the Imperial in the area of guards and other idiots similar to the figure in the capitals of Europe before the glittering hordes.” But soon the details of the death with bombs, planes and machine guns lined the who was accustomed to battles romantizadas of swords and war. In the centenary of the end of the war to end all wars, the player Brazilian you can get in touch with new books and editions to say of this human tragedy, and some from a historical perspective, and bring a view from the trenches.
Ernest Hemingway was an ambulance driver – life experience that inspired a farewell to arms – but he was injured after a mortar attack on the Italian front, and returned; E. M. Forster served in the Red Cross in Egypt, conducting interviews with designers to get information about missing persons; T. E. Lawrence was one of the leaders of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire, the military exploits of that got him the nickname of Lawrence of Arabia. In addition to participating in the competition, these writers have another point in common: it is increasing among fans of soldiers is shallow, the Australian Frederic Manning (1882-1935) was launched in Brazil for the first time by Carambaia.
During and after the war appeared to harvest works directly from the trenches, from under fire, published by Henri Barbusse in 1916, which does not refrain from explaining the horror and physical violence of the conflict. With the term “shell shock”, coined at the time to describe disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder of soldiers returning from the war, the experiences of the survivors gained the pages of the books in the subsequent years.
Three soldiers John Dos Passos, nothing new in the front, Erich Maria Remarque, a series ” Memoirs of Siegfried Sassoon, are some examples. Journey to the end of the night Louis-Ferdinand Céline, who in 2.* World War, that Hitler is still today one of his books more power. The most famous book of this series, however, it was the same soldiers shallow, at which time the released anonymous – in a later time, the author was a “non-resident” T. E. Lawrence, who adopted prose Manning.
The work tells the story of Tommy Burke almost the alter ego of the author. So that the son of the former mayor of the city of Sydney and taking transit between names such as Ezra Pound and W. B. Yeats, Manning has been integrated 7.Th Battalion Royal Light Infantry Shropshire in 1916, fought on the banks of the River Somme in France, where the C. T. T. Tolkien , also fought – in fact, the director Peter Jackson, who adapted the Lord of the Rings, provides and grow up, a documentary with images restored from 1.* World War that will remain on the BBC this Sunday on the centenary of the armistice.
Although the action scenes shown in the soldiers of shallow to say the truth, raw and accessed only by direct contact of Manning this the most interesting is when you take the reader inside the head of the soldier to the conflict, “the moral, spiritual, superhuman, almost in agony, within him.” These dramas of the silent is more influential than any physical violence. “From the time that he had played with the Scottish in the hole of the pump, something has changed inside him; the conflict that tumultuava his thoughts on what it looks like he went; his mind seemed to have abandoned him, twitching and tensing within him; fear remained, the fear is relentless and restless, but this, too, as if he had struck the wrought to the point of exquisite delicacy, if it becomes indistinguishable from hatred.”
However, the soldiers shallow is not one of libel or cross anti-war. Merit is the assertion that knowledge was not of the generals, but of the unknown people who were dying without understanding exactly why they made sacrifices. When Bourne travels between the men and listen to the whining and gives voice to different opinions in the polyphony. Sergeant, for example, the child asks: “What does it matter if he’s dead? One day you will die. You have the chance to do something in this life, and sometimes that is everything. Some words about the war damn waste, but I’m not too sure.” The peasant woman felt “the war seemed natural and inevitable as a flood or an earthquake.” Already ordinary soldier complains of his boss: “it speaks to us of freedom struggle for the nation and for our future, and so on, but what I want to know is why we fight…”
Each chapter begins with an epigraph from Shakespeare, such as the poet always pits the individual desire of its characters to the pressure of social institutions, Manning explains the contradiction between the will to survive from the soldiers and not like victims of war. This conflict is between the desire of the private sector commitment to the military which has infected the soul of Joe Johnny goes to war, Dalton Trumbo. “You’re acting Noble after killing the thing that you have exchanged life won’t serve you for nothing,” he thought, as he lay in a hospital bed without his arms and legs, without sight, hearing or speech.
Recessive of the differences in favor of prose hectic, Trumbo verbaliza this contradiction between the individual and society in the stream of consciousness Joe: “this wasn’t war. It was something to do with it. What is matter to make the world safer for democracy? All I wanted to Joe had been living. I was born and raised in a good and healthy earth of Colorado, and has a lot to do with Germany or England or France or even with Washington, D. C. As is the case with the man in the moon”.
The mechanization of death is described with irony fine Trumbo to quote the words of Professor Joe before the war: “the plane said. Hargreaves reduce distances between nations and peoples. The aircraft will be a great tool to make people understand each other and love each other. The plane said. Hargreaves was the announcement of a new era of peace and prosperity and mutual understanding.” In fact, the plane was a tool of death and destruction in the Great War, aware of the atmosphere that is being soaked in slow agony. The book led to the movie of the same name in 1971 the output of the special Trumbo.
As well as Frederick Manning, Dalton Trumbo, Hungary, Andreas Latzko trying to get his novel on the ground floor in the book of men in war, published in 1927 was released in Brazil by Carambaia in 2015. Different from the literature of war, which was in force until the 19th century, Stendhal to Tolstoy, depicting the salon of the nobles, the generals and the political intrigues and luxury, Latzko gives voice to the tramps who actually made the war happen. Six short stories, which include men of war to discuss the daily life of the soldiers and the processing of information in the front that reaches the civilians, but focus on the drama of the wounded, to return to the home of the vulnerable people who do not feel a sense of belonging to the community after the massacre.
Other posts discuss the war from the corners of the non-combatants. Three times nominated for the Man Booker Prize Sarah Waters, as well as hosted his last guests (rock) in the 1920s, with a novel that is still laالنعناع the death of their brethren in the conflict, and it seems the consequences for one who was not directly to this event in the years that followed. Already historians Daniel Schönpflug and Niall Ferguson also books coming to the shelves on the centenary of the objective: respectively, an unprecedented era of note (so far), and the horror of war issued before the delivery of the critical Earth.
The past one hundred years of confrontation, which changed the way of making war forever, the world still has to reflect the period, especially after many of the conflicts that happened and still happening since then. “No one but the dead knows if it is even worth dying for all these things,” writes Trumbo. “Someone gave you a pat on the shoulder and said come with me boy, you can go to war. And you have been. But why? “The atmosphere in the bed. The question posed in photos a century ago.