Un t impardonnable
À l'été 1936, les troupes nationalistes du général Franco, avec l'appui d'avions allemands et italiens, remontent du sud de l'Espagne vers Madrid. C'est une véritable « colonne de la mort », formée de légionnaires et de mercenaires marocains. En chemin, ils multiplient les massacres de civils et assassinent les responsables politiques d'une République espagnole fragile, qui avait appelé au secours le gouvernement français du Front populaire. Indifférentes à ces crimes de masse, la France de Léon Blum, l'Angleterre de Churchill et l'Amérique de Roosevelt ont refusé d'intervenir pour aider les démocrates espagnols, alors que les régimes fascistes prenaient fait et cause pour Franco et les militaires putschistes. Le livre de Gilbert Grellet est le récit de cette faute impardonnable, qui allait meurtrir le peuple espagnol et accroître l'appétit de conquête d'Hitler et de Mussolini, préfigurant Munich et la Seconde Guerre mondiale. A l'heure où se repose la question des interventions extérieures, cette leçon d'histoire sonne comme un avertissement. L'attentisme et la démission sont inexcusables dans les situations extrêmes.
Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism, he poses a range of urgent questions that uncovers the interdependence of Oriental tales and domestic fiction, thereby challenging standard scholarly narratives about the rise of the novel. More than mere exoticism, Oriental tales fascinated ordinary readers as well as intellectuals, taking the fancy of philosophers such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Diderot in France, and writers such as Defoe, Swift, and Goldsmith in Britain. Aravamudan shows that Enlightenment Orientalism was a significant movement that criticized irrational European practices even while sympathetically bridging differences among civilizations. A sophisticated reinterpretation of the history of the novel, Enlightenment Orientalism is sure to be welcomed as a landmark work in eighteenth-century studies.
The Face of War
The author shares her impressions of warfare in Spain, Finland, China, Europe, Vietnam, the Middle East, and Central America
The Burning Perch
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Soldiers of Salamis
In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are executed by firing squad. Among them is the writer and fascist Rafael Sanchez Mazas. As the guns fire, he escapes into the forest, and can hear a search party and their dogs hunting him down. The branches move and he finds himself looking into the eyes of a militiaman, and faces death for the second time that day. But the unknown soldier simply turns and walks away. Sanchez Mazas becomes a national hero and the soldier disappears into history. As Cercas sifts the evidence to establish what happened, he realises that the true hero may not be Sanchez Mazas at all, but the soldier who chose not to shoot him. Who was he? Why did he spare him? And might he still be alive?
Homage to Catalonia Down and Out in Paris and London
Homage to Catalonia is both a memoir of Orwell’s experience at the front in the Spanish Civil War and a tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. Down and Out in Paris and London chronicles the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great European cities. This edition brings together two powerful works from one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.
Creative intuition in art and poetry
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A mysterious airship orbits through the foggy skies above Victorian London. Its terrible secrets are sought by many, including: the Royal Society; a fraudulent evangelist; a fiendish vivisectionist; an evil millionaire; and an assorted group led by the scientist and explorer, Professor Langdon St. Ives. Can St. Ives keep the alien homunculus out of the claws of the villainous Ignacio Narbondo?