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The Embattled Self: French Soldiers' Testimony of the Great War

Author: Leonard V Smith
Publisher: Cornell University Press.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Situated at the intersection of military history and cultural history, The Embattled Self draws on the testimony of French combatants to explore how combatants came to terms with the war.

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard V Smith
ISBN: 9780801471216 0801471214 9780801445231 080144523X
OCLC Number: 1091516732
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Experience, Narrative, and Narrator in the Great War1. Rites of Passage and the Initiation to Combat2. The Mastery of Survival: Death, Mutilation, and Killing3. The Genre of Consent4. The Novel and the Search for ClosureConclusionBibliographyIndex

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"This book's virtues include a diligent use of underutilized first-person French sources, a careful analytic eye to interpret those sources, and a sincere empathy for the men who lived through the Read more...

 
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