WW II: A Tribute in Art and Literature

WW II: A Tribute in Art and Literature

by David Colbert
     
 
WWII: A Tribute in Art and Literature remembers the individuals who made this near-apocalypse such an immense human drama, such an extraordinary period in our history. Editor David Colbert traces their stories through a thoughtful collection of poetry, fiction, and eyewitness accounts, from the first rush of adrenaline to the horrific reality of war and finally to its

Overview

WWII: A Tribute in Art and Literature remembers the individuals who made this near-apocalypse such an immense human drama, such an extraordinary period in our history. Editor David Colbert traces their stories through a thoughtful collection of poetry, fiction, and eyewitness accounts, from the first rush of adrenaline to the horrific reality of war and finally to its lingering legacy. Here are the insights of William Faulkner, Langston Hughes, Marge Piercy, and Joseph Heller, the multidimensional prose of James Jones, Primo Levi, and Irwin Shaw, the brutality of James Clavell countered by the levity of Bob Hope.

To illustrate the text, more than 125 evocative images -- ranging from battlefield sketches to iconic masterpieces -- have been culled from museums and private collections. The works of Thomas Hart Benton, Dame Laura Knight, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Rockwell, Ben Shahn, Graham Sutherland, and others are reproduced with stunning force. Throughout, there emerges a narrative of transformation amid a poignant loss of innocence, all in the name of courage and country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737031645
Publisher:
Time-Life Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 12.26(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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