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James Jones (1) (1921–1977)

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James Jones was born in Robinson, Illinois on November 6, 1921. He was unable to afford college, so he enlisted in the Army in 1939. His experiences during World War II inspired his best-known works: From Here to Eternity, which won the National Book Award in 1952, The Thin Red Line, and Whistle. näytä lisää His other works include The Pistol, Go to the Widow-Maker, The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories, and The Merry Month of May. Many of his books were adapted into movies including From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, and The Thin Red Line. He died of congestive heart failure on May 9, 1977. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Täältä ikuisuuteen (1951) 2,046 kappaletta
Ohut punainen viiva (1962) 1,341 kappaletta
Whistle (1978) 311 kappaletta
WW II (1955) 174 kappaletta
The Merry Month of May (1971) 132 kappaletta
From Here to Eternity [1953 film] (1953) — Tekijä — 131 kappaletta
Go to the Widow-Maker (1966) 119 kappaletta
Some Came Running (1957) 90 kappaletta
Pistooli (1958) 84 kappaletta
A Touch of Danger (1973) 72 kappaletta
Viet Journal (1974) 15 kappaletta
Härifrån till evigheten. 2 (1952) 11 kappaletta
Härifrån till evigheten. 1 (1952) 8 kappaletta
Como un torrente (1985) 3 kappaletta
De Aqui a La Eternidad 2 (1984) 3 kappaletta
El alegre mes de mayo (1988) 2 kappaletta
Den tunna röda linjen. 2 (1982) 2 kappaletta
Den tunna röda linjen. 1 (1982) 2 kappaletta
Un Coup de soleil (1974) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 141 kappaletta
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
The War: Stories of Life and Death from World War II (1999) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
The Girls from Esquire (1952) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
New World Writing: Second Mentor Selection (1952) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
New World Writing #13: Stories, Poetry, Essays, Drama (1958) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta

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Solo una delgada linea roja separa la locura de la cordura. Los hombres del Primer Regimiento del Ejercito norteamericano que desembarcaron en Guadalcanal no sabian que serian protagonistas de uno de los episodios ,más sangrientos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En aquellas islas del Pacìfico recibieron su bautismo de fuego i se enfrentaron a un mundo despiadado
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TORTOSAGUARDIA | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 20, 2023 |
A war novel that I remember liking, though I can't recall anything about it now.
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mykl-s | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 13, 2023 |
This is on my to-read list for a while, because I have long been a fan of the Terrence Malick film and wanted to see how the novel compared.

The film is a typical Malickian meditation on man's desecration of nature (and himself). Witt is the moral voice of the film, asking a series of questions that are basically Zen koans: what is this war in the heart of man? What is this war in nature? It came out the same year as Saving Private Ryan, a more jingoistic film that went on to win Best Picture while TTRL was relegated to the dustheap.

The blurbs compare TTRL to All Quiet on the Western Front and Red Badge of Courage. All three consider the meaning of courage in the face of the absurdity of war. Jones presents courage as an act: everyone in C-for-Charlie Company is terrified of their first attack up the Elephant's Head, but the social pressure to not seem like a coward in front of peers is too strong to cause men to turn in free in the face of likely, and pointless, death.

It is this social pressure that is the fulcrum on which the war turns. I think Jones is playing with an existentialist metaphor: there are a few soldiers who seem to accept death, and volunteer for the most dangerous missions. They are the few making a moral choice outside of the battle numbness and the fog of war. A clerk named Fife is presented as a coward who eventually must conquer his fear, only to be evacuated for a bum ankle at the end of the novel. He also makes a moral choice to flee the theater of war, leaving the comrades who pushed him to face death in battle. He resists the social pressure to stay with the group.

This is a profound novel that gives real insight into the culture of an Army company during WWII.
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jonbrammer | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
Brutal, sad, and human.
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zeh | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 3, 2023 |



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