The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation

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  • The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation
  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Frederic Spotts
  • English
  • 28 July 2019
  • 0300132905

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Õ 3492EDB65EEF69A31081 Ä Free Kindle ¼ The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation 2C3F2F255C4578F97456 The German occupation of France from to presented wrenching challenges for the nation s artists and intelle German occupation of France fromtopresented wrenching challenges for the nation s artists and intellectuals Some were able to flee the country those who remained including Gide and C line, Picasso and Matisse, Cortot and Messiaen, and Cocteau and Gabin responded in various ways This fascinating book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation is the first to provide a full account of how France s artistic leaders coped under the crushing German presence Some became heroes, others villains most were simply survivorsFilled with anecdotes about the artists, Free Kindle ¼ The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation composers, writers, filmmakers, and actors who lived through the years of occupation, the book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation illuminates the disconcerting experience of life and work within a cultural prison Frederic Spotts uncovers Hitler s plan to pacify the French through an active cultural life, and examines the unexpected vibrancy of opera, ballet, painting, theater, and film in both the Occupied and Vichy Zones In view of the longer term goal to supplant French with German culture, Spotts offers moving insight into the predicament of French artists as they fought to preserve their country s cultural and national identity This is a great book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation on a lesser known aspect of life in France under Nazi occupation It isfocused on Paris than anywhere else, still it does cover the cultural life in Vichy and in provinces as well The narrative is detailed and includes many personal experiences It does not condone collaboration, but it does condemn the excesses after liberation Any by doing so it tried to offer a balanced picture of a very volatile and unstable time in the history of France It is a must read The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation for an This is a great book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation on a lesser known aspect of life in France under Nazi occupation It isfocused on Paris than anywhere else, still it does cover the cultural life in Vichy and in provinces as well The narrative is detailed and includes many personal experiences It does not condone collaboration, but it does condemn the excesses a The German occupation of France from to presented wrenching challenges for the nation s artists and intellectuals Some were able to flee the country those who remained including Gide and C line, Picasso and Matisse, Cortot and Messiaen, and Cocteau and Gabin responded in various ways This fascinating book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation is the first to provide a full account of how France s artistic leaders coped under the crushing German presence Some became heroes, others villains most were simply survivorsFilled with anecdotes about the artists, composers, writers, filmmakers, and actors who lived through the years of occupation, the book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation illuminates the disconcerting experience of life and work within a cultural prison Frederic Spotts uncovers Hitler s plan to pacify the French through an active cultural life, and examines the unexpected vibrancy of opera, ballet, painting, theater, and film in both the Occupied and Vichy Zones In view of the longer term goal to supplant French with German culture, Spotts offers moving insight into the predicament of French artists as they fought to preserve their country s cultural and national identity This is a very interesting account of how visual artist, writers, and actors fared under the German occupation of France during WWII Some collaborated with the Nazi party while others resisted and went into hiding It was shocking to see how Hitler tried to control free thought and freedom of expression In some cases, if the art met the parties standards , it was used to promote the party My one criticism is that I wished there was greater coverage of the visual arts Only one chapter discus This is a very interesting account of how visual artist, writers, and actors fared under the German occupation of France during WWII Some collaborated with the Nazi party while others resisted and went into hiding It was shocking to s Spotts does not wish to re litigate who is and who isn t a collaborator For him, any contact short of rebellion by a Frenchman with a Nazi was collaboration I m okay with that But in a wonderful concluding chapter, the author notes the unfairness of government collaborators going unpunished while artists paid severely, even with their lives The author seemed to struggle in the beginning with structure, pretentiousness and style He has a habit, for example, of writing, He it was who The Spotts does not wish to re litigate who is and who isn t a collaborator For him, any contact short of rebellion by a Frenchman with a Nazi was collaboration I m okay with that But in a wonderful concluding chapter, the author notes the unfairness of government collaborators going unpunished while artists paid severely, even with their lives The author seemed to st This is a great book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation on a lesser known aspect of life in France under Nazi occupation It isfocused on Paris than anywhere else, still it does cover the cultural life in Vichy and in provinces as well The narrative is detailed and includes many personal experiences It does not condone collaboration, but it does condemn the excesses after liberation Any by doing so it tried to offer a balanced picture of a very volatile and unstable time in the history of France It is a must read The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation for an This is a great book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation on a lesser known aspect of life in France under Nazi occupation It isfocused on Paris than anywhere else, still it does cover the cultural life in Vichy and in provinces as well The narrative is detailed and includes many personal experiences It does not condone collaboration, but it does condemn the excesses a This is very much a person by person account of artists by artistic category in Nazi occupied France Told with a journalist s sense of detail and narrative movement, the book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation works as a general consideration of the role of artists and intellectuals in a society that is at war with a brutal foreign power and, as a result, with itself The moral choices made seem largely dictated by individual personalities in this story That often leaves the broader social and cultural forces that help shap This is very much a person by person account of artists by artistic category in Nazi occupied France Told with a journalist s sense of detail and narrative movement, the book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation works as a general consideration of the role of artists and intellectuals in a society that is at war with a brutal foreign power and, as a resul This is very much a person by person account of artists by artistic category in Nazi occupied France Told with a journalist s sense of detail and narrative movement, the book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation works as a general consideration of the role of artists and intellectuals in a society that is at war with a brutal foreign power and, as a result, with itself The moral choices made seem largely dictated by individual personalities in this story That often leaves the broader social and cultural forces that help shap This is very much a person by person account of artists by artistic category in Nazi occupied France Told with a journalist s sense of detail and narrative movement, the book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation works as a general consideration of the role of artists and intellectuals in a society that is at war with a brutal foreign power and, as a resul The author is relentless in his research for the truth behind French collaboration during the Nazi occupation This research is difficult not only because much of the truth can take a partial viewpoint but also because the topic still remains terribly sensitive Spotts does an excellent job looking at all possible angles for motivations behind the acts of collaboration or non collaboration Those familiar with French literature, politics, popular culture, etc will, of course, enjoy this book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation mo The author is relentless in his research for the truth behind French collaboration during the Nazi occupation This research is difficult not only because much of the truth can take a partial viewpoint but also because the topi Somewhat gossipy, anecdotal, the author writes with brio and so is never dull Though there is a section on Sources in the back, there are no footnotes, so it s generally impossible to check the source of the diverse material he presents Also, he s not averse to making snide and very judgmental comments Spotts is quite clearly anti fascist My principal complaint is that the topic, which covers only artists and writers, is a bit narrow At any rate, very worth the read.
This book The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation was informative, but alas so laborious to read The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation I just had a very very hard time getting through it It lacked excitement It was muchacademic in nature.
There s been little written about artists, musicians, writers and intellectuals who lived in Paris at the time of the Nazi Occupation Given how many books The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation have been written about regular residents of Paris, of Occupied and Unoccupied zones in the city, the lack of written material about the individuals who had been very much a part of the cultural identity of Paris, is glaringly sparse.
Hitler himself, recognized the importance of culture and encouraged an artistic life among those in Occupied F There s been little written about artists, musicians, writers and intellectuals who lived in Paris at the time of the Nazi Occupation Given how many books The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation have been written about regular residents of Paris, of Occupied and Unoccupie ☆ The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation ☆ Nie jestem adn znawczyni II wojny wiatowej, we Francji czy gdzie indziej owszem, kojarz wi ksz cz nazwisk artyst w, pisarzy, muzyk w i intelektualist w, wzmiankowanych w ksi ce Spottsa, ale niekoniecznie w kontek cie tego, co robili podczas II wojny wiatowej, w Pary u czy w Vichy czy w innym miejscu na terenie Francji.
Generalnie, Spotts deklaruje unikanie oceny, we wst pnych rozdzia ach zadaj c skazane na brak odpowiedzi pytania, co w og le mo na by o zrobi i co w tamtych warunkac Nie jestem adn znawczyni II wojny wiatowej, we Francji czy gdzie indziej owszem, kojarz wi ksz cz nazwisk artyst w, pisarzy, muzyk w i intelektualist w, wzmiankowanych w ksi ce Spottsa, ale niekoniecznie w kontek cie tego, co robili podczas II wojny wiatowej, w Pary u czy w Vichy czy w innym miejscu na terenie Francji.
Generalnie, Spotts deklaruje unikanie oceny, we wst pnych rozdzia ach za Frederic Spotts handles the subject with circumspection, and often provides astute and tart commentary There are few heroes and much cringe worthy behavior It s an admirable study of the dubious behavior of French intellectual and artistic personalities, and their often self serving collaboration with the Nazi occupiers WWII was especially hard for the French sensibility because it served as the basis for its decline as an intellectual center of gravity It also exposed the hollow notions of Frederic Spotts handles the subject with circumspection, and often provides astute and tart commentary There are few heroes and much cringe worthy behavior It s an admirable study of the dubious behavior of French intellectual and artistic personalities, and their often self serving collaboration with the Nazi occupiers WWII was especially hard for the French sensibility because it served as the b This is a very interesting account of how visual artist, writers, and actors fared under the German occupation of France during WWII Some collaborated with the Nazi party while others resisted and went into hiding It was shocking to see how Hitler tried to control free thought and freedom of expression In some cases, if the art met the parties standards , it was used to promote the party My one criticism is that I wished there was greater coverage of the visual arts Only one chapter discus This is a very interesting account of how visual artist, writers, and actors fared under the German occupation of France during WWII Some collaborated with the Nazi party while others resisted and went into hiding It was shocking to s

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