Johnny Got His Gun

Author: Dalton Trumbo

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806537604

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2015

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

Geisterbrigaden

Roman

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364102949X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1260

Wenn die Klone versagen, werden die Geisterbrigaden eingesetzt In ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien im All werden nur alte, betagte Menschen rekrutiert. Sie werden geklont und ihre Bewusstseine in jüngere Ausgaben ihrer Selbst transferiert, was sie zu billigem Kanonenfutter macht. Doch als die Aliens sich verbünden und damit den Krieg zu gewinnen drohen, müssen die Geisterbrigaden ran, deren Körper aus genetischem Fremdmaterial hergestellt wurden. Einer von ihnen ist Jared Dirac. Doch sein neuer Körper tut nicht immer das, was er von ihm will, und langsam wird die Zeit knapp.

Die sanften Ungeheuer

Author: Ira Levin

Publisher: Psychothriller GmbH E-Book

ISBN: 394226109X

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Die Welt ist einfach wunderbar. Es gibt keine Angst mehr, keine Armut, keinen Hunger, keine Verbrechen, keinen Krieg. Alle Menschen sind eine einzige große Familie. Aber der junge Rebell Chip hat es satt, keine freie Entscheidung mehr treffen zu können und nach dem Willen eines Supercomputers leben zu müssen. Sein einziger Ausweg bleibt die Flucht, denn schon bald werden sie hinter ihm her sein ... Ein dystopischer Sci-Fiction-Roman von Ira Levin – mit der erschreckenden Zukunftsvision einer absolut perfekten Welt. Zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache als eBook erhältlich.

Anti-War Novels

Johnny Got His Gun, All Quiet on the Western Front, a Farewell to Arms, Catch-22, the Red Badge of Courage, Cat's Cradle

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230491516

Category:

Page: 42

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 41. Chapters: Johnny Got His Gun, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Farewell to Arms, Catch-22, The Red Badge of Courage, Cat's Cradle, On the Beach, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Good Soldier vejk, The Forever War, The Tin Drum, Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War, The Short-Timers, Company K, Celestial Matters, Generals Die in Bed, The Starlight Barking, From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line, Two Women, Return of the Brute, Fires on the Plain, To the End of the Land, Grave of the Fireflies, Three Soldiers, Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English, The Big War, Die Brucke. Excerpt: Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969) is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a soldier called Billy Pilgrim. Ranked the 18th greatest English novel of the 20th century by Modern Library, it is generally recognized as Vonnegut's most influential and popular work. The work is also known under the lengthy title: Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death, by Kurt Vonnegut, A Fourth-Generation German-American Low Living in Easy Circumstances on Cape Cod, Who, as an American Infantry Scout Hors de Combat, as a Prisoner of War, Witnessed the Fire Bombing of Dresden, Germany, 'The Florence of the Elbe, ' a Long Time Ago, and Survived to Tell the Tale. This is a Novel Somewhat in the Telegraphic Schizophrenic Manner of Tales of the Planet Tralfamadore, Where the Flying Saucers Come From. Peace. Chaplain's Assistant Billy Pilgrim is a disoriented, fatalistic, and ill-trained American soldier. He does not like wars and he is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans put Billy and his fellow prisoners in a disused slaughterhouse (although there are animal carcasses hanging in...

Johnny Got His Gun

Author: Johnny Wraith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557176875

Category:

Page: 196

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Johnny is just about to pull the trigger and blow his brains out, but the memory of one of Marcel Marceau's acts gives him hope. Johnny then explains how he got to the point of suicide, and in so telling he realizes his soul was taken from him by a succubus nearly 10 years before. That's why he'd been filled with such despair and emptiness only suicide seemed an adequate answer. That's why all the drugs, alcohol, women, and long nights at the Indian casino just didn't cut it. In an effort to save himself, Johnny finds the entry to Hades and descends into the underworld in search of his soul.

Komma

After Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun

Author: Antonia Hirsch,Maria Muhle,Kristina Lee Podesva

Publisher: Projectile Pub Society

ISBN: 9780973813395

Category: Art

Page: 309

View: 8963

Komma, an artist's book by Antonia Hirsch, is a modified facsimile of Dalton Trumbo's 1938 anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun. The original book describes a soldier who has lost all of his limbs, his face and consequently the ability to communicate. Addressing issues of censorship and instrumentalization, Hirsch's version of Trumbo's novel has been reedited to include commas--punctuation entirely missing from the original.

A Study Guide for Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410350169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

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A Study Guide for Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Der Reiher

Roman

Author: Giorgio Bassani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803125743

Category:

Page: 151

View: 2123

König Richard III.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625834

Category:

Page: 130

View: 941

Die Tragödie von König Richard III. (engl. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third) ist ein Drama von William Shakespeare in fünf Akten über den englischen König Richard III. Das um 1593 entstandene Werk schließt an Heinrich VI., Teil 3 an und ist der letzte Teil der York-Tetralogie. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

Zu lieben und zu sterben

Roman

Author: Andrea Molesini

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492958494

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 7690

Die Deutschen haben die Villa der Familie Spada requiriert. Auch wenn dieeinquartierten Offiziere zur selben gesellschaftlichen Schicht gehören –spätestens als sie im Dorf Zivilisten hinrichten lassen und die Kirchegeschändet wird, steht fest: Dieser Krieg ist unmenschlich, und der alteEhrenkodex gilt nicht mehr. Der siebzehnjährige Paolo und seine schöne,exzentrische Cousine beschließen, dem Verwalter des Hofgutes zu helfen,der den regionalen Widerstand gegen die Besatzung anführt. Was wie einspannendes Cowboy-und-Indianer-Spiel beginnt, wird bitterer Ernst, als sieverraten werden. Nach kaum einem Jahr wird Paolo zu lieben und zu sterbengelernt haben – alles, was ein Leben ausmacht. Gleichermaßen tragischund wunderbar humorvoll erzählt ist dieser große Roman, der in Italien einüberwältigender Erfolg war.

Sturmfieber

Roman

Author: Alice Blanchard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783455003758

Category:

Page: 397

View: 3693

Screenplays by Dalton Trumbo

A Man to Remember, Executive Action (Film), Exodus (1960 Film), Johnny Got His Gun (Film), Kitty Foyle (Fil

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230487519

Category:

Page: 20

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (plays not included). Pages: 19. Chapters: A Man to Remember, Executive Action (film), Exodus (1960 film), Johnny Got His Gun (film), Kitty Foyle (film), Road Gang, Roman Holiday, Spartacus (film), Tender Comrade, The Brave One (1956 film), Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Excerpt: Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast. The life story of the historical figure Spartacus and the events of the Third Servile War were adapted by Dalton Trumbo as a screenplay. The film stars Kirk Douglas as rebellious slave Spartacus and Laurence Olivier as his foe, the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus. Co-starring are Peter Ustinov (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus), John Gavin (as Julius Caesar), Jean Simmons, and Charles Laughton. The film won four Oscars in all. Anthony Mann, the film's original director, was replaced by Douglas with Kubrick after the first week of shooting. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted at the time as one of the Hollywood Ten. Kirk Douglas publicly announced that Trumbo was the screenwriter of Spartacus, and President-elect John F. Kennedy crossed picket lines to see the movie, helping to end blacklisting. The film became the biggest moneymaker in Universal Studios' history, an honor it held for a decade until it was surpassed by Airport (1970). In the first century BC, the Roman Republic has slid into corruption, its menial work done by armies of slaves. One of these, a proud and gifted man named Spartacus, is so uncooperative in his servitude that he is sentenced to fight as a gladiator. He is trained at a school run by the unctuous Roman businessman Lentulus Batiatus, who instructs Spartacus's trainer Marcellus to bully the slave...

Auf den fremden Meeren des Denkens

das Leben des genialen Mathematikers John Nash

Author: Sylvia Nasar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492038003

Category:

Page: 574

View: 1103