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
ISBN-10:
0300132905
ISBN-13:
9780300132908
Pub. Date:
01/06/2009
Publisher:
Yale University Press
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The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation

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: 9780300132908
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(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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