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Johnny Got His Gun

Author: Dalton Trumbo
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806537604
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The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

Geisterbrigaden

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364102949X
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Wenn die Klone versagen, werden die Geisterbrigaden eingesetzt In ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien im All werden nur alte, betagte Menschen rekrutiert. Sie werden geklont und ihre Bewusstseine in jüngere Ausgaben ihrer Selbst transferiert, was sie zu billigem Kanonenfutter macht. Doch als die Aliens sich verbünden und damit den Krieg zu gewinnen drohen, müssen die Geisterbrigaden ran, deren Körper aus genetischem Fremdmaterial hergestellt wurden. Einer von ihnen ist Jared Dirac. Doch sein neuer Körper tut nicht immer das, was er von ihm will, und langsam wird die Zeit knapp.

Anti War Novels

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230491516
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 41. Chapters: Johnny Got His Gun, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Farewell to Arms, Catch-22, The Red Badge of Courage, Cat's Cradle, On the Beach, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Good Soldier vejk, The Forever War, The Tin Drum, Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War, The Short-Timers, Company K, Celestial Matters, Generals Die in Bed, The Starlight Barking, From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line, Two Women, Return of the Brute, Fires on the Plain, To the End of the Land, Grave of the Fireflies, Three Soldiers, Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English, The Big War, Die Brucke. Excerpt: Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969) is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a soldier called Billy Pilgrim. Ranked the 18th greatest English novel of the 20th century by Modern Library, it is generally recognized as Vonnegut's most influential and popular work. The work is also known under the lengthy title: Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death, by Kurt Vonnegut, A Fourth-Generation German-American Low Living in Easy Circumstances on Cape Cod, Who, as an American Infantry Scout Hors de Combat, as a Prisoner of War, Witnessed the Fire Bombing of Dresden, Germany, 'The Florence of the Elbe, ' a Long Time Ago, and Survived to Tell the Tale. This is a Novel Somewhat in the Telegraphic Schizophrenic Manner of Tales of the Planet Tralfamadore, Where the Flying Saucers Come From. Peace. Chaplain's Assistant Billy Pilgrim is a disoriented, fatalistic, and ill-trained American soldier. He does not like wars and he is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans put Billy and his fellow prisoners in a disused slaughterhouse (although there are animal carcasses hanging in...

Johnny Got His Gun

Author: Johnny Wraith
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557176875
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Johnny is just about to pull the trigger and blow his brains out, but the memory of one of Marcel Marceau's acts gives him hope. Johnny then explains how he got to the point of suicide, and in so telling he realizes his soul was taken from him by a succubus nearly 10 years before. That's why he'd been filled with such despair and emptiness only suicide seemed an adequate answer. That's why all the drugs, alcohol, women, and long nights at the Indian casino just didn't cut it. In an effort to save himself, Johnny finds the entry to Hades and descends into the underworld in search of his soul.

Komma

Author: Antonia Hirsch
Publisher: Projectile Pub Society
ISBN: 9780973813395
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Komma, an artist's book by Antonia Hirsch, is a modified facsimile of Dalton Trumbo's 1938 anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun. The original book describes a soldier who has lost all of his limbs, his face and consequently the ability to communicate. Addressing issues of censorship and instrumentalization, Hirsch's version of Trumbo's novel has been reedited to include commas--punctuation entirely missing from the original.

Henry Und Cato

Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 3492977847
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»Wenn einem nichts mehr bleibt, ist einem nichts geblieben als die Hoffnung.« Iris Murdoch verwebt meisterhaft die großen Themen Glauben und Sexualität, Gier und Verzicht Eine Geschichte über zwei Freunde, die jahrelang aus Leben des anderen verschwunden waren: Henry und Cato, zwei verlorene Söhne. Ihre Wege kreuzen sich wieder, als Henry aus dem selbstgewählten Exil in Amerika zurückkehrt zu einer millionenschweren Erbschaft in England und zu seiner distanzierten und abweisenden Mutter. So schnell wie möglich will er mit seine Vergangenheit loswerden und den Familienbesitz gegen den Wunsch seiner Mutter verkaufen. Gleichzeitig kämpft Cato mit zwei großen Leidenschaften: mit seinem Glauben – und mit der verbotenen Liebe zu einem wunderschönen Kriminellen. Ist die Liebe Heilsbringer oder reißt sie alle in den Abgrund?