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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • On Leave
  • Daniel Anselme
  • English
  • 19 September 2017
  • 9780865478954

10 thoughts on “On Leave

  1. says:

    I read the edition translated by David Bellos Penguin 2014As I have not read the original French text I cannot

  2. says:

    I tried to enjoy this I really really didThis book describes a week in the life of 3 soldiers while on leave creative enough title eh The 3 men are drafted into an army Algerian War era 1954 1962that they have no

  3. says:

    Written in 1956 this novel about three French conscripts on leave from the police action in Algeria sank without much of a trace following it

  4. says:

    No matter how well written they are I have trouble reading the stories in The Yellow Birds and Redeployment The wars in Ira

  5. says:

    One of the things I appreciated most about On Leave was that and how much it highlighted the mundane the business of everyday living as opposed to the Xs and Os of war and I felt this way for two reasons 1 most of life is mundane even for soldiers and 2 when a novelist gets into the mapping of battle and motiv

  6. says:

    I received this as a Goodreads Giveaway While I found this book extremely sad and depressing it gives the American reader a very uniue view of how soldiers in another country France were treated when they came home from an unpopular war These young men were as our Vietnam Vets were treated A difficult read because you want these young men to be understood They have given up their lives for their country so than if they had been

  7. says:

    You will like this if you enjoyed Erich Maria Remarue's The Road Back Lacks the brutality but stands up well

  8. says:

    Pretty good book about a war I know nothing about Well written and written very near to the time of the Algeria

  9. says:

    A truly remarkable novel about three soldiers on leave in Paris in the middle of the Algerian War Written in 1957 it describes a seuence of disillusioned but intense experiences in a prose that is simultaneously hallucinatory and crisp This is almost a perfect novel and one that will surely linger long in my memory Each episode and every scene is absolutely correct in its place Anselme's writing style is like a cross b

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I agree that the characters didn't have a chance to really develop but I think that was the point Anselme was perhaps trying to make Soldiers at wartime don't have time to stop and ponder a lot of the existential dilemmas we would like for them to explore On top of that a soldier only has a few days of leave befo

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Ave to say can't be heard can't even be spoken they find themselves strangers in their own city unmoored from their lives Full of sympathy and feeling informed by the many hours Daniel Anselme spent talking to conscripts in Paris On Leave is a timeless evocation of what the history books can never record the shame and the terror felt by men returning home from war.. A truly remarkable novel about three soldiers on leave in Paris in the middle of the Algerian War Written in 1957 it describes a seuence of disillusioned but intense experiences in a prose that is simultaneously hallucinatory and crisp This is almost a perfect novel and one that will surely linger long in my memory Each episode and every scene is absolutely correct in its place Anselme s writing style is like a cross between the styles of Camus and Simenon and the result isn t a mess as a blending of two such incompatibles ought to be but a melodic philosophical and yet streetwise concoction that flows along at a heady pace Too contained to be described as a picaresue the novel nonetheless progresses from one rejected lesson to another as the three soldiers fail to readjust to the life they once knew This is an angry sensitive enthralling disturbing political fantasia that never ceases to be bruta

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Ul of reviews it was never reprinted it disappeared from view With no outcome to the war in sight its power to disturb was too much to bear Through David Bellos's translation this lost classic has been rediscovered Spare forceful and moving it describes a week in the lives of a sergeant a corporal and an infantryman each home on leave in Paris What these soldiers h. No matter how well written they are I have trouble reading the stories in The Yellow Birds and Redeployment The wars in Ira and Afghanistan are too painful too recent the savage ruin of human life so pointless I m wondering if that s how the French felt when La Permission appeared in 1957 in the midst of France s vicious war for Algeria According to translator David Bellos the novel had few readers and only a handful of reviews It was never reprintedAnselme s short novel takes a long time to get anywhere but it gathers force in the last 50 pages and ends with a powerful almost cinematically despairing scene of soldiers being returned to the front The three young men on leave are men the civilized world prefers to ignore Anselme s bitterness is palpableParis likes its soldiers only when they re parading tamely on the other side of white crowd control barriers But it looks down at them and doesn t wa The Strange Bird to Cleopatras Daughter too much Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! to bear Through David Bellos's Settlers translation Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, this lost classic has been rediscovered Spare forceful and moving it describes a week in The Sphinx the lives of a sergeant a corporal and an infantryman each home on leave in Paris What Tidelands (Fairmile these soldiers h. No matter how well written Pretty Lucy Merwyn they are I have Strings trouble reading Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the stories in The Yellow Birds and Redeployment The wars in Ira and Afghanistan are Catch and Release too painful Devils Paw (Imp, too recent Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the savage ruin of human life so pointless I m wondering if All Tied Up that s how In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the midst of France s vicious war for Algeria According Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains translator David Bellos Survive by the Team the novel had few readers and only a handful of reviews It was never reprintedAnselme s short novel Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, takes a long Washington! (Wagons West, time Tennessee! (Wagons West, to get anywhere but it gathers force in Celebration! (Wagons West, the last 50 pages and ends with a powerful almost cinematically despairing scene of soldiers being returned Texas! (Wagons West, to I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the front The Revenge ni Miss Piggy three young men on leave are men Breakfast Book the civilized world prefers The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade to ignore Anselme s bitterness is palpableParis likes its soldiers only when Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, they re parading A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery tamely on Card Concepts the other side of white crowd control barriers But it looks down at Schadenfreude them and doesn Emotional Victory t wa

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A long lost French novel in which three soldiers return home from an unpopular unspeakable warWhen On Leave was published in Paris in as France's engagement in Algeria became ever bloody it told people things they did not want to hear It vividly described what it was like for soldiers to return home from an unpopular war in a faraway place The book received a handf. I tried to enjoy this I really really didThis book describes a week in the life of 3 soldiers while on leave creative enough title eh The 3 men are drafted into an army Algerian War era 1954 1962that they have no ambition to be a part of and shares their actions and thoughts during the aforementioned timeframe The inner sleeve describes this as delving deep within the psychology of the mind of a soldier that has seen the atrocities of war the inner turmoil that changes a manwoman for the rest of their lives While that may be the case in general I didn t see much of this from Anselme The writing seems well thought out Anselme was a soldier as well but the characters the story is based upon aren t naturally developed and instead of focusing on the war aspect it seems as though it was politically basedNot a total waste of time but I can reasonably say that of all the fiction I ve read on war this mig


About the Author: Daniel Anselme

Daniel Anselme est né Daniel Rabinovitch en et a adopté le nom Anselme alors u’il servait dans la Résistance française avec son pèreAnselme a beaucoup voyagé en tant ue journaliste et était connu comme un conteur et un habitué des cafés de la rive gaucheManifestant actif contre la guerre de la France avec l’Algérie il s’est exprimé sur ce sujet dans à la Guerre en en congé son.