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  • Paths of Glory
  • Humphrey Cobb
  • English
  • 13 March 2020
  • 9780143106111

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Free read Paths of Glory ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB N has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translator. This book totally surprised me I found it at a used book store and didn t know anything about it Honestly one if not the best book about war and its absurdities that I have read There was nothing extraneous or unnecessary I can t believe it was written as long ago as it was Totally recommend Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book up to date translations by award winning translator. This book totally surprised me I found it at a Ni bestias ni dioses used book store and didn t know anything about it Honestly one if not the best book about war and its absurdities that I have read There was nothing extraneous or Ek Chithrha Sukh unnecessary I can t believe it was written as long ago as it was Totally recommend

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Free read Paths of Glory ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB D terrible turn when they are ordered to assault a German position deemed all but invulnerable When the attack fails an inuiry into allegations of cowardice indicts a small handful of lower ranked scapegoats whose trial exposes the farce of ordering ordinary men to risk their lives in an impossible cause A chilling portrait of injustice this novel offers insight into the tragedies of war in any ageFor than seventy years Pengui. A game designer I admire Ted Raicer has a specialty in World War I designs and has named two of my favorites after anti war movies Grand Illusion is based on Jean Renoir s 1937 classic La Grande Illusion and Paths of Glory is based on both Stanley Kubrick s 1957 classic Paths of Glory which in turn is based on Humphrey Cobb s 1935 novel of the same name Cobb s Paths of Glory could easily be renamed Paths of Gory because it is not afraid to describe the ugliest parts of war Of course for me the ugliest part of World War I may be the obstinacy and arrogance of the French officer corps and Cobb demonstrates that in fiction in much the same way as Barbara Tuchman did in her non fictional Guns of August To be sure there is physical gore such as Lt Paolacci being simultaneously shredded by an incoming shell and thrown back into a chalk pit such that his leg folded diagonally beneath him When he smelled horse dung he discovered that it was on his own boot resting close to his face p 53 At another point one the same page a rat starts to devour the under lip of a corpse Morbid humor accentuates the horror when a trench named Boyau des Perdues either Courage of or Intestine of the Lost is explained to be the site of a heroic emasculation by a shell and with the missing word Couilles for Intestine of the Lost Balls p 83 The slaughter of men who had bunched together in fear of the shelling the opposite of the logical was said to be The fatally gregarious instinct of troops in the face of the enemy p 81 Even the dreaded venereal infection was invoked in a brief reference to the use of permanganate of potash for prevention of venereal disease and the dry guillotine with its reference to self injury to avoid continuing active duty p 111The horrors of bureaucracy are introduced as one general orders an artillery officer to fire on his own trench lines because in the opinion of the former the regiment had refused to advance When the artillery officer refuses to do so without a signed written order he is relieved of command But when the charge fails the artillery officer who was relieved becomes a scapegoat for the general who ordered the barrage against his own troops but refused to sign for it pp 149 150 As one of the enlisted men who survived the failed assault observed It s the officers Are we safe from them p 151 When subordinate commanders are ordered to choose one man to be summarily court martialed one officer considers consigning his rival a soldier passed over for the promotion this officer received undeservedly to this fate The fly in this ointment is that my personal wishes coincide too closely with my duty p 170 I really liked the response to the pretentious officer who considered this as an intellectual exercise of playing God You speak of yourself and God as if you were messmates It s in poor taste to say the least And after all the role is not an unusual one Every officer who has commanded troops in the line has been responsible for the fate of his men at one time or another p 172 While mentioning life or death issues there is one there s always one character early in the book who not only states that he isn t afraid of death In his words I m not afraid of dying only of getting killed p 113 but when a companion says that nobody wants to die he asserts otherwise Personally I d rather like to It s the only absolute thing in life It has a mystery and perfection all its own I have a strong curiosity about it So strong at times that I ve thought uite seriously of suicide p 115 Later his resolve is tested and he isn t uite as sure But that s something readers will need to discover on their ownThere is an abominable miscarriage of justice in Paths of Glory and even though the characters and military units are fictitious the events and the discovery decades later of that miscarriage of justice were true as noted in the afterward Paths of Glory is truly about the horrors of war Unfortunately some of the enemies are supposed to be on our side No hay as felices Verónica Rosenthal #3 ugliest parts of war Of course for me the Poesía reunida ugliest part of World War I may be the obstinacy and arrogance of the French officer corps and Cobb demonstrates that in fiction in much the same way as Barbara Tuchman did in her non fictional Guns of August To be sure there is physical gore such as Lt Paolacci being simultaneously shredded by an incoming shell and thrown back into a chalk pit such that his leg folded diagonally beneath him When he smelled horse dung he discovered that it was on his own boot resting close to his face p 53 At another point one the same page a rat starts to devour the Historia De La Argentina Deseada Ensayo under lip of a corpse Morbid humor accentuates the horror when a trench named Boyau des Perdues either Courage of or Intestine of the Lost is explained to be the site of a heroic emasculation by a shell and with the missing word Couilles for Intestine of the Lost Balls p 83 The slaughter of men who had bunched together in fear of the shelling the opposite of the logical was said to be The fatally gregarious instinct of troops in the face of the enemy p 81 Even the dreaded venereal infection was invoked in a brief reference to the This Is Not That Dawn use of permanganate of potash for prevention of venereal disease and the dry guillotine with its reference to self injury to avoid continuing active duty p 111The horrors of bureaucracy are introduced as one general orders an artillery officer to fire on his own trench lines because in the opinion of the former the regiment had refused to advance When the artillery officer refuses to do so without a signed written order he is relieved of command But when the charge fails the artillery officer who was relieved becomes a scapegoat for the general who ordered the barrage against his own troops but refused to sign for it pp 149 150 As one of the enlisted men who survived the failed assault observed It s the officers Are we safe from them p 151 When subordinate commanders are ordered to choose one man to be summarily court martialed one officer considers consigning his rival a soldier passed over for the promotion this officer received El juego de Sade undeservedly to this fate The fly in this ointment is that my personal wishes coincide too closely with my duty p 170 I really liked the response to the pretentious officer who considered this as an intellectual exercise of playing God You speak of yourself and God as if you were messmates It s in poor taste to say the least And after all the role is not an Girl of Nightmares uite seriously of suicide p 115 Later his resolve is tested and he isn t The Very Expensive Coconut uite as sure But that s something readers will need to discover on their ownThere is an abominable miscarriage of justice in Paths of Glory and even though the characters and military The Truth About Me A Hijra Life Story units are fictitious the events and the discovery decades later of that miscarriage of justice were true as noted in the afterward Paths of Glory is truly about the horrors of war Unfortunately some of the enemies are supposed to be on our side

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Free read Paths of Glory ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The anti war masterpiece that became an iconic motion picture now with a foreword by the creator of the acclaimed HBOtm series The WireFamiliar to many as the Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas Paths of Glory explores the perilous complications involved in what nations demand of their soldiers in wartime Humphrey Cobb's protagonists are Frenchmen during the First World War whose nightmare in the trenches takes a new an. Paths of Glory the basis for the powerful Stanley Kubrick movie starring Kirk Douglas is a fact based novel about an injustice in the French front lines during The Great War Told from multiple points of view Cobb paints a portrait of the stupid and evil things that men are drawn to do during wartime not necessarily deliberately but through laziness or vanity or just plain thoughtlessness as well as the bureaucracy that stifles clarity of thought and sends innocent men to their death That spot on the road was the place where he had ceased to be a boy he thought to himselfHaving seen the movie a lot of the impact of Cobb s story was diminished as Kubrick and Jim Thompson combined to present a slick bleak observation but also excising Cobb s penchant for having characters talk to themselves a trait he seems to have utilised as an excuse to put his deep insights on the absurdity of war in to the text in as craftless a way as possible Rarely said Dax to himself does a soldier see with naked eyes He is nearly always looking through lenses lenses which are made of the insignia of his rank It s a book worth its place on the list of important war fiction especially as comparatively little fiction that isn t boys own adventure type stuff seems to have been written on WWI