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The Resource Art of survival : France and the Great War picaresque, Libby Murphy

Art of survival : France and the Great War picaresque, Libby Murphy

Label
Art of survival : France and the Great War picaresque
Title
Art of survival
Title remainder
France and the Great War picaresque
Statement of responsibility
Libby Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The First World War soldier has often been depicted as a helpless victim sacrificed by a ruthless society in the trenches of the Western Front. In fact, Libby Murphy reveals, French soldiers drew upon a long-standing European tradition to imagine themselves not as heroes or victims but as survivors. Murphy investigates how infantrymen and civilians attempted to make sense of the war while it was still in progress by reviving the picaresque, a literary mode in which unheroic protagonists are forced to fend for themselves in a chaotic and hostile world. By examining works by French and European novelists, journalists, graphic artists, cultural critics, and filmmaker--including Charlie Chaplin--Libby Murphy shows how the rich tradition of the European picaresque was uniquely appropriate for expressing anxieties provoked by modern, industrialized warfare
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Libby
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War stories, French
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • French fiction
Label
Art of survival : France and the Great War picaresque, Libby Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A literary war : irony, tragedy, and the return of the picaresque -- Tactics of the foot soldier : the arts and antics of Le Système D -- Georges de la Fouchardière : oppositional journalism, involuntary heroism, and Bourrage de crâne -- The comedy of independence : the "man on the street" goes off to war -- Animal instincts : lessons from a trench rat -- Phlegm meets flair : images of the infantryman in wartime Britain and France -- Le Cafard : brutalization, alienation, and despair -- Charlie Chaplin's little tramp : from the art of survival to the survival of art
Control code
034012273
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 279 pages
Isbn
9780300217513
Lccn
2016935620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Art of survival : France and the Great War picaresque, Libby Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A literary war : irony, tragedy, and the return of the picaresque -- Tactics of the foot soldier : the arts and antics of Le Système D -- Georges de la Fouchardière : oppositional journalism, involuntary heroism, and Bourrage de crâne -- The comedy of independence : the "man on the street" goes off to war -- Animal instincts : lessons from a trench rat -- Phlegm meets flair : images of the infantryman in wartime Britain and France -- Le Cafard : brutalization, alienation, and despair -- Charlie Chaplin's little tramp : from the art of survival to the survival of art
Control code
034012273
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 279 pages
Isbn
9780300217513
Lccn
2016935620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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