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The Resource The French art of war, Alexis Jenni ; translated by Frank Wynne

The French art of war, Alexis Jenni ; translated by Frank Wynne

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The French art of war
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The French art of war
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Alexis Jenni ; translated by Frank Wynne
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  • fre
  • eng
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It was the beginning of the Gulf War. I watched it on TV and did little else. I was doing badly, you see. Everything was going wrong. I just awaited the end. But then I met Victorien Salagnon, a veteran of the great colonial wars of Indochina, Vietnam and Algeria, a commander who had led his soldiers across the globe, a man with the blood of others up to his elbows. He said he would teach me to paint; he must have been the only painter in the French Forces, but out there no one cares about such things. I cared, though. In return, he wanted me to write his life story. And so he talked, and I wrote, and through him I witnessed the rivers of blood that cut channels through France, I saw the deaths that were as numberless as they were senseless and I began finally to understand the French art of war
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I was doing badly, you see. Everything was going wrong. I just awaited the end. But then I met Victorien Salagnon, a veteran of the great colonial wars of Indochina, Vietnam and Algeria, a commander who had led his soldiers across the globe, a man with the blood of others up to his elbows. He said he would teach me to paint; he must have been the only painter in the French Forces, but out there no one cares about such things. I cared, though. In return, he wanted me to write his life story. And so he talked, and I wrote, and through him I witnessed the rivers of blood that cut channels through France, I saw the deaths that were as numberless as they were senseless and I began finally to understand the French art of war.
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Alexis Jenni is a French novelist and biology teacher. His debut novel, The French Art of War, won the 2011 Prix Goncourt. He lives in Lyon.
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Jenni, Alexis
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Translated from the French
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fiction
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Wynne, Frank
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  • France
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general
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The French art of war, Alexis Jenni ; translated by Frank Wynne
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https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/9780857897534
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000059914811
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24 cm.
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612 pages
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9780857897534
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(OCoLC)984505395
Label
The French art of war, Alexis Jenni ; translated by Frank Wynne
Link
https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/9780857897534
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Copyright
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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000059914811
Dimensions
24 cm.
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612 pages
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9780857897534
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)984505395

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