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The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation
     

The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation

by Frederic Spotts
 

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ISBN-10: 0300163991

ISBN-13: 9780300163995

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

The German occupation of France from 1940 to 1945 presented wrenching challenges for the nation's artists and intellectuals. Some were able to flee the country; those who remained - including Gide and Céline, Picasso and Matisse, Cortot and Messiaen, and Cocteau and Gabin - responded in various ways. This fascinating book is the first to provide a full

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The German occupation of France from 1940 to 1945 presented wrenching challenges for the nation's artists and intellectuals. Some were able to flee the country; those who remained - including Gide and Céline, Picasso and Matisse, Cortot and Messiaen, and Cocteau and Gabin - responded in various ways. This fascinating book is the first to provide a full account of how France's artistic leaders coped under the crushing German presence. Some became heroes, others villains; most were simply survivors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300163995
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
534,079
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 The Judgement of Paris 1

2 Good-bye to All That 6

3 Oh, What a Lovely War! 31

4 'I Get a Kick out of You' 52

5 Bonjour Tristesse 73

6 Songs without Words 91

7 Artful Dodgers 145

8 Enigma Variations 192

9 Faiblesse Oblige 221

10 Human, All Too Human 254

Sources 265

Index 272

Acknowledgements 284

Photograph Acknowledgements 285

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