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BOOK È L'Art français de la guerre Í Alexis Jenni

BOOK È L'Art français de la guerre Í Alexis Jenni Spises He becomes fascinated by the war stories of his fellow countrymen and embarks on a journey of discovery of what War represents to the people who lived in the front lines of the wars of history Un jeune homme dépourvu d'ambition ui erre à travers la vie sur le bateau du minimum d'effort est soudainement confronté à la dure réalité de la vie uand il voit à la télévision les soldats français étreignant leurs épouses et les petits enfants avant de se lancer pour la première guerre du A cogent framing of the dissolution of empire and its traces that continue to haunt French society and politics Jenni's text follows 20th century conflict to the intersection where it meets the present moment I would highly recommend this novel to anyone interested in French colonial history Jenni sees the totality of French empire and its disavowal with true perspicacity

BOOK L'Art français de la guerre

PDF ä BOOK L'Art français de la guerre ✓ MONEYEXPRESSCARD ☆ A young Man devoid of ambition coasting through life on the minimum effort entitlement boat is suddenly confronted to the harsh reality of life when he sees on TV the French Troops hugging their wives and small children before embarking for the fir Golfe en 1991 uand les troupes alliées suivent les Etats Unis dans le tourbillon de l'opération «tempête du désert» Il prend soudain conscience ue la liberté et le confort u'il prend pour acuis viennent au coût élevé payé par le sang par les soldats ui sont méprisés par tousIl devient fasciné par les histoires de guerre de ses compatriotes et se lance dans un voyage de découverte de ce ue la guerre représente pour les gens ui vivaient dans les lignes de front des guerres de l'histoi Stunning A young man learns about French History during the 20th Century from an artist who has fought in all French wars during the 20th century A meditation not just on war or art but also about race violence and identity Vast and sprawling an ambitious and impressive work

Alexis Jenni Í L'Art français de la guerre KINDLE

L'Art français de la guerreA young Man devoid of ambition coasting through life on the minimum effort entitlement boat is suddenly confronted to the harsh reality of life when he sees on TV the French Troops hugging their wives and small children before embarking for the first Persian Golf war in 1991 as the Allied troops follow the US in the maelstrom of Operation Desert Storm He becomes suddenly aware that the freedom and comforts he takes for granted comes at high cost paid in blood by those soldiers everyone around him de As soon as I finished this book I went online to find out if it had already been translated into English No yet Too bad I would like everyone I know to read this bookBesides the fact that it received the famous Prix Goncourt and that it is an obscenely good first novel it is a daring and profound analysis of the ravages of war colonialism and post colonialist racial tensions in my homeland We follow two heroes through an Illiad of sorts WWII Indochina and Algeria none of them proud moments for my country and then there is the inevitable Odyssey that follows the modern day wanderings of the narrator the novel' other hero among a racially diverse and therefore downtrodden population parked in the increasingly sad suburbs of major French cities Our two heroes are not what they seem is the artist turned warrior really an accidental para trooper who crossed all those wars without soiling his hands and his soul? Is today's narrator a true modern day Bardamu or a shameless opportunist?Is France really a country so refined as to have gladly engaged in one nameless form of treason after another and in a continuous flow of artful acts of torture and violence since WWII? Is my country's deserved fate bringing such warfare on its doorstep today in the big cities where cars burn and tempers flare up?The answer obvious as it is needed confirmationOn a mundane note I am glad that the book is too long and that Jenni overshot his ending by at least 50 pages The alternative would have been unbearable in its perfection