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The Resource The shameful peace : how French artists and intellectuals survived the Nazi occupation, Frederic Spotts

The shameful peace : how French artists and intellectuals survived the Nazi occupation, Frederic Spotts

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The shameful peace : how French artists and intellectuals survived the Nazi occupation
Title
The shameful peace
Title remainder
how French artists and intellectuals survived the Nazi occupation
Statement of responsibility
Frederic Spotts
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Celine, Picasso and Matisse, Cortot and Messiaen, and Cocteau and Gabin, responded in various ways. This 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. Filled with anecdotes about the artists, composers, writers, filmmakers, and actors who lived through the years of occupation, the book illuminates the disconcerting experience of life and work within a cultural prison. The author uncovers Hitler's plan to pacify the French through an active cultural life, and examines the unexpected vibrancy of opera, ballet, painting, theater, and film in both the Occupied and Vichy Zones. In view of the longer term goal to supplant French with German culture, he offers moving insight into the predicament of French artists as they fought to preserve their country's cultural and national identity
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Spotts, Frederic
Dewey number
940.53/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC397
LC item number
.S7 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • France
  • France
  • War and civilization
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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The shameful peace : how French artists and intellectuals survived the Nazi occupation, Frederic Spotts
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-271) and index
Contents
The judgement of Paris -- Good-bye to all that -- Oh, what a lovely war! -- 'I get a kick out of you' -- Bonjour Tristesse -- Songs without words -- Artful dodgers -- Enigma variations -- faiblesse oblige -- Human, all too human
Control code
ocn216936069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
283 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300132908
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027968
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)216936069
Label
The shameful peace : how French artists and intellectuals survived the Nazi occupation, Frederic Spotts
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-271) and index
Contents
The judgement of Paris -- Good-bye to all that -- Oh, what a lovely war! -- 'I get a kick out of you' -- Bonjour Tristesse -- Songs without words -- Artful dodgers -- Enigma variations -- faiblesse oblige -- Human, all too human
Control code
ocn216936069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
283 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300132908
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027968
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)216936069

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