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Henri Barbusse, Collection By Henri Barbusse
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Henri Barbusse (May 17, 1873 – August 30, 1935) was a French novelist. Barbusse first came to fame with the publication of his novel Le Feu (translated by William Fitzwater Wray as Under Fire)... More > in 1916, which was based on his experiences during World War I. By this time, Barbusse had become a pacifist, and his writing demonstrated his growing hatred of militarism. Le Feu drew criticism at the time for its harsh naturalism, but won the Prix Goncourt. In this ebook: Light TRANSLATED BY FITZWATER WRAY The Inferno TRANSLATED BY EDWARD J. O'BRIEN Meissonier TRANSLATED BY FREDERIC TABER COOPER< Less
Under Fire: The Story of a Squad By Henri Barbusse
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Henri Barbusse (French... More > pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʁi baʁbys]; May 17, 1873 – August 30, 1935) was a French novelist and a member of the French Communist Party. He was a lifelong friend of Albert Einstein.The son of a French father and an English mother, Barbusse was born in Asnières-sur-Seine, France in 1873. Although he grew up in a small town, he left for Paris in 1889, at age 16. In 1914, at age 41, he enlisted in the French Army and served against Germany in World War I. Invalided out of the army three times, Barbusse would serve in the war for 17 months, until the end of 1915, when he was permanently moved into a clerical position due to pulmonary damage, exhaustion, and dysentery. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Barbusse< Less
Under Fire By Henri Barbusse
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This is one of the great classics of World War I, written by Henri Barbusse during the war, and based upon his experiences fighting in the French Army. Graphic descriptions of life in the trenches... More > make this one of the most compelling stories of the 20th Century.< Less
Under Fire By Henri Barbusse
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This is one of the great classics of World War I, written by Henri Barbusse during the war, and based upon his experiences fighting in the French Army. Graphic descriptions of life in the trenches... More > make this one of the most compelling stories of the 20th Century.< Less
Under Fire: The Story of a Squad By Henri Barbusse
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"Barbusse first came to fame with the publication of his novel Le Feu (translated as Under Fire) in 1916, which was based on his experiences during World War I. By this time, Barbusse had become... More > a pacifist, and his writing demonstrated his growing hatred of militarism. Le Feu drew criticism at the time for its harsh naturalism, but won the Prix Goncourt."< Less
Under Fire By Henri Barbusse
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Based on his own experience of the Great War, Henri Barbusse's novel is a powerful account of one of the greatest horrors mankind has inflicted on itself. For the group of ordinary men in the French... More > Sixth Battalion, thrown together from all over France and longing for home, war is simply a matter of survival, lightened only by the arrival of their rations or a glimpse of a pretty girl or a brief reprieve in the hospital. Reminiscent of classics like Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms and Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, Under Fire vividly evokes life in the trenches: the mud, stench, and monotony of waiting while constantly fearing for one's life in an infernal and seemingly eternal battlefield.< Less
The Inferno By Henri Barbusse
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An unnamed protagonist checks into a hotel and discovers a hole in the wall above his bed, from which observes the comings and goings of various tenants. From the other side, he witnesses lesbianism,... More > adultery, incest, and death. It is only when he feels he has uncovered all the secrets of life that he decides to leave the room for good. But, as he attempts to leave, he is overcome with backache and blindness.< Less
The Inferno By Henri Barbusse
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A brilliant examination of the philosophy of solipsism, which is the idea that knowledge outside of one's own mind is essentially unobtainable. Solipsism conjectures that the external world and the... More > minds of other people can never be known to truly exist. The narrative follows an unnamed man who by cutting a hole in his room gains a view to the outside world. He voyeuristically bears witness to the full breadth of human experience and emotion. He witnesses love, death, adultery, and birth and considers the philosophical implications of all that he sees. Considered by some as a shocking work of voyeurism when it first appeared, The Inferno is in fact a profound examination of the philosophy of solipsism.< Less
The Inferno By Henri Barbusse
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A young man staying in a Paris boarding house finds a hole in the wall above his bed. Alternately voyeur and seer, he obsessively studies the private moments and secret activities of his neighbors:... More > childbirth, first love, marriage, betrayal, illness and death all present themselves to him through this spy hole. Decades ahead of its time, "Hell" shocked and scandalized the reviewing public when first released in English in 1966. Even so, the New Republic praised "the beauty of the book's nervous yet fluid rhythms... The book sweeps, away life's illusions."< Less
Inferno [A Whisky Priest Book] By Henri Barbusse
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He peers into a hole in the wall of his hotel room. From the other side, he witnesses lesbianism, adultery, incest, and death. A strange classic of existentialism and voyeurism.

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