The Military Novel

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U.S. Armed Forces Institute, 1964 - 178 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 169 - I was trying to write then and I found the greatest difficulty, aside from knowing truly what you really felt, rather than what you were supposed to feel, and had been taught to feel...
الصفحة 163 - ... the real thing, the sequence of motion and fact which made the emotion and which would be as valid in a year or in ten years or, with luck and if you stated it purely enough, always, was beyond me and I was working very hard to try to get it.
الصفحة 66 - HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.
الصفحة 169 - ... directly, perhaps, but no less certainly, the development of F. Scott Fitzgerald from This Side of Paradise to The Great Gatsby, from a loose and subjective conception of the novel to an organized impersonal one, was also due to Christian's influence. He made us all want to write something in which every word, every cadence, every detail, should perform a definite / function in producing an intense effect.
الصفحة 154 - ... Military Government, and the psychiatric hospitals where some of the heroes were patients. Had I looked farther I could have found other novels, published or in manuscript, about nurses, surgeons, Wacs, Waves, ski-troopers, tank crews, battle wagons, submarines, and the General Staff — in fact, about every arm and rank of all the services in every theater of operations. For having failed to read these other novels, I offer no apologies. Some of them, I am sure, are exciting or thoughtful stories,...
الصفحة 94 - He fell in October 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front. He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come.
الصفحة 162 - There are countries which have latent powers, latent resources, they are full of potential energy, so to speak. And there are great concepts which can unlock that, express it. As kinetic energy a country is organization, co-ordinated effort, your epithet, fascism.
الصفحة 157 - ... that there were not a few really big criminals who stole stuff off the ships unloading in Naples harbor, stuff that didn't belong to them by any stretch of the imagination. For all this that I saw I could only attribute a deficient moral and humane sense to Americans as a nation and as a people. I saw that we could mouth democratic catchwords and yet give the Neapolitans a huge black market. I saw that we could prate of the evils of fascism, yet be just as ruthless as Fascists with people who'd...
الصفحة 170 - Continental authors in fashion during the 1940s, and although they influenced many novels about civilian life, they had no effect on the war novels I have been reading — unless there is a hint of Gide in The Gallery, and of that one can't be sure. American influences, on the other hand, are easy to recognize. They even form a sort of pattern that was evident as early as John Hersey's A Bell for Adano, published in 1944. One might say that a great many novels of the Second War are based on Dos Passos...
الصفحة 175 - Yes, we must. I believe without question that some morning a bunch of communist generals and commissars will be holding a meeting to discuss the future of the war. And a messenger will run in with news that the Americans have knocked out even the bridges at Toko-ri. And that little thing will convince the Reds that we'll never stop . . . never give in ... never weaken in our purpose.

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