Wartime

Works written during World War I or World War II. Not quite Post-War or Interwar, but similar thematically.

This time is part of the 20th Century.

You are viewing Wartime reviews.

You can view all other eras/movements, or you can search by language/region, genre, editor/translator, book authors, or year of edition.





Suite Française


20th Century

These two novels were written in 1942, before their author was arrested by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz where she died of typhoid. The novels and notes were kept in a suitcase and taken by her daughter when she fled from the Nazis during the war. After that, the suitcase remained unopened until 1998. This is a review of Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française.



Barometer Rising


Wartime

It’s a book about many things: Canada’s struggle for identity as a sovereign nation with a complex relationship to Britain and British politics, the psychological and physical impacts of war, the differing attitudes of different strata of society towards the war overseas. I always find Can Lit particularly provides an atmosphere where this kind of multi-layered complexity flourishes. This is a review of Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising.