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14 Frankreich,Ein idyllischer Sommertag, Anthime radelt durch die sonnenbeschienene Vend e Er h rt die Sturmglocken l uten, das Signal f r die allgemeine Mobilmachung Mit der alle gerechnet haben, nur nicht an einem Samstag, demAugust Echenoz erz hlt vier Kriegsjahre im Zeitraffer F nf M nner ziehen in den Krieg, eine schwangere Frau wartet auf die R ckkehr von zweien von ihnen Bleibt zu erfahren, ob sie wiederkommen Und wann Und in welchem Zustand Der Erste Weltkrieg ist heute nicht mehr mit traditionellen Mitteln darstellbar Echenoz als Meister der Romansubversion zeigt, wie es anders gelingt


About the Author: Jean Echenoz

Jean Echenoz is a prominent French novelist, many of whose works have been translated into English, among them Chopin s Move 1989 , Big Blondes 1995 , and most recently Ravel 2008 and Running 2009.



10 thoughts on “14

  1. Fionnuala Fionnuala says:

    I kept thinking in images as I read this short book by Jean Echenoz The images I saw in my mind s eye were mostly war scenes since this book is about WWI but they weren t horrific, they weren t filled with bombed out wastelands, desperation or misery No, t


  2. TBV TBV says:

    Jean Echenoz is not a verbose author with few words he conveys much In this slim novella which weighs in at 130 pages including copious notes he says a great deal about WWI About the high hopes and expectations as green French recruits first set out for the


  3. Roger Brunyate Roger Brunyate says:

    A disarmingly simple novella of the Great WarAt only 109 pages plus the copious and very informative notes by the translator Linda Coverdale , Jean Echenoz novella might seem too slight to cover even the last months of 1914, when France entered a war expected


  4. Stephen Durrant Stephen Durrant says:

    Jean Echenoz, one of France s most talented and versatile writers, here tackles a formidable topic the First World War, which has already inspired a small library of great literature He succeeds at his task, somewhat surprisingly, without relying upon either his


  5. Stef Smulders Stef Smulders says:

    Not a very special short novel with a rather simple WWI story, told almost like a fairytail or tragicomedy One would think there is material enough here to write a fullgrown novel What did the writer intend to do Write a lighthearted version of the terrible happen


  6. Jim Coughenour Jim Coughenour says:

    I keep hoping for another novel from Echenoz that I ll enjoy as much as I m Gone but three novels on, that hasn t happened I was curious about 1914 published in French as 14 as it also happens to be his 14th novel, or so I read somewhere I m in the midst of what wil


  7. Kris Kris says:

    My review is published in Rain Taxi s current print edition, Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2014 73.http www.raintaxi.com print edition My review is published in Rain Taxi s current print edition, Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2014 73.http www.raintaxi.com print edition


  8. Sotiris Karaiskos Sotiris Karaiskos says:

    A small novel that concentrates in a few pages the experience of the First World War Going straight into the subject, the author presents the war from various angles, from the rear to frontline soldiers, with a prose full of interesting metaphors that manages to say man


  9. jeremy jeremy says:

    a slim world war i novel, jean echenoz s 1914 14 in its original french tells the fates of five young frenchmen as they re forced onto the front lines of the great war while the narrative moves quickly spanning the better part of two years echenoz succinctly captures the


  10. Εβελίνα Εβελίνα says:

    Unimpressed


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