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The Resource The love-charm of bombs : restless lives in the Second World War, Lara Feigel

The love-charm of bombs : restless lives in the Second World War, Lara Feigel

Label
The love-charm of bombs : restless lives in the Second World War
Title
The love-charm of bombs
Title remainder
restless lives in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Lara Feigel
Title variation
Restless lives in the Second World War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the first bombs fell on London in August 1940, the city was transformed overnight into a battlefront. For most Londoners, the sirens, guns, planes, and bombs heralded grueling nights of sleeplessness, fear, and loss. But for Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen, and some of their contemporaries, this was a bizarrely euphoric time when London became the setting for passionate love affairs and surreal beauty. As the sky whistled and the ground shook, nerves were tested, loyalties were examined, and infidelities begun. The Love-charm of Bombs is a powerful wartime chronicle told through the eyes of five prominent writers: Greene, Bowen, Rose Macaulay, Henry Yorke (who wrote as Henry Green), and the Austrian exile Hilde Spiel. Volunteering as ambulance drivers, firefighters, and air-raid wardens, they were the successors to the soldier-poets of the First World War. Their stories have never been told"--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feigel, Lara
Dewey number
940.53/421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D760.8.L7
LC item number
F45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowen, Elizabeth
  • Greene, Graham
  • Macaulay, Rose
  • Green, Henry
  • Spiel, Hilde
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Authors, English
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The love-charm of bombs : restless lives in the Second World War, Lara Feigel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One night in the lives of five writers: September 26, 1940. Newsreel ; 7 p.m. : Blackout ; 10 p.m. : Fire ; 1 a.m. : Rescue ; 6 a.m. : All clear -- The Blitz: September 1940-May 1941. "War, she thought, was sex" ; "Ireland can be dementing" ; "How we shall survive this I don't know" ; "So much else is on the way to be lost" -- The lull: June 1941-May 1944. "You are the ultimate of something" ; "Can pain and danger exist?" ; "Only at night I cry" ; "Alas, what hate everywhere" -- Approaching victory: June 1944-August 1945. "Droning things, mindlessly making for you" ; "A collective intoxication of happiness" ; "The days were listless and a flop" -- Surveying the ruins: postwar Europe, 1945-9. "The magic Irish light and the soft air" ; "Flying, no, leaping, into the centre of the mainland" ; "O, maybe we'll live a while in Killala" ; "The returning memory of a dream long forgotten" ; "The place I really did lose my heart to was Vienna" -- Mid-century: middle age. " We could have been happy for a lifetime" ; "Let us neither of us forget ... what reality feels like and eternity is" ; "The world my wilderness, its caves my home."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
519 pages
Isbn
9781408830444
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012042328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810948631
  • (Sirsi) o810948631
  • (OCoLC)810948631
Label
The love-charm of bombs : restless lives in the Second World War, Lara Feigel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One night in the lives of five writers: September 26, 1940. Newsreel ; 7 p.m. : Blackout ; 10 p.m. : Fire ; 1 a.m. : Rescue ; 6 a.m. : All clear -- The Blitz: September 1940-May 1941. "War, she thought, was sex" ; "Ireland can be dementing" ; "How we shall survive this I don't know" ; "So much else is on the way to be lost" -- The lull: June 1941-May 1944. "You are the ultimate of something" ; "Can pain and danger exist?" ; "Only at night I cry" ; "Alas, what hate everywhere" -- Approaching victory: June 1944-August 1945. "Droning things, mindlessly making for you" ; "A collective intoxication of happiness" ; "The days were listless and a flop" -- Surveying the ruins: postwar Europe, 1945-9. "The magic Irish light and the soft air" ; "Flying, no, leaping, into the centre of the mainland" ; "O, maybe we'll live a while in Killala" ; "The returning memory of a dream long forgotten" ; "The place I really did lose my heart to was Vienna" -- Mid-century: middle age. " We could have been happy for a lifetime" ; "Let us neither of us forget ... what reality feels like and eternity is" ; "The world my wilderness, its caves my home."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
519 pages
Isbn
9781408830444
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012042328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810948631
  • (Sirsi) o810948631
  • (OCoLC)810948631

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