By Jean Echenoz
5 Frenchmen burst off to struggle, of them forsaking a undeniable younger girl who longs for his or her go back. however the major personality in 1914 is the good battle itself. Jean Echenoz, the multi–award–winning French literary magician whose paintings has been in comparison to Joseph Conrad and Lawrence Sterne, has introduced that deathtrap again to lifestyles, best us lightly from a balmy summer season day deep into the insatiable—and nonetheless unthinkable—carnage of trench warfare.
With the delicacy of a miniaturist and with irony either witty and clear–eyed, the writer bargains us an intimate epic with the ambience of a vintage motion picture: within the landscape of a transparent blue sky, a biplane spirals abruptly into the floor; a tardy piece of shrapnel shears the head off a man's head as though it have been a soft–boiled egg; we dawdle dreamily in a spring–scented clearing with a lonely shell–shocked soldier jogging innocently to a firing squad able to shoot him for desertion.
But eventually, the grace notes of humanity in 1914 upward thrust above the terrors of warfare during this fantastically crafted story that Echenoz tells with discretion, precision, and love.
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Org The Moravian Historical Society presents the story of the Moravian church and its contributions to American history and culture. About the Author: KAREN CECIL SMITH An Old Salem Christmas, 1840 is Karen Cecil Smith’s first children’s book. While living in Winston-Salem and attending Salem College, she became interested in Moravian history. It was the beauty and authenticity of Old Salem Museums and Gardens, which surround the college campus, that inspired her to write this story. Karen is the author of Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife, 1844-1939 and of many published articles, stories, and poems.
O. org The Wachovia Historical Society collects, preserves, and disseminates information on the history, antiquities, and literature of the Moravian church in the South. org The Moravian Historical Society presents the story of the Moravian church and its contributions to American history and culture. About the Author: KAREN CECIL SMITH An Old Salem Christmas, 1840 is Karen Cecil Smith’s first children’s book. While living in Winston-Salem and attending Salem College, she became interested in Moravian history.
About the Illustrator: BEBE PHIPPS Bebe Phipps grew up in Dudley, North Carolina. She currently resides in Winston-Salem where she attends Salem College. Bebe is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design. Art has always been her greatest desire. Some choose politics or mission work to change the world, but she has devoted her life to reaching the world through art. Bebe’s goal is to get in touch with audiences of all ages and unite them in a common experience, be it through her work in the studio or illustrations in a book.
1914 (UK Edition) by Jean Echenoz