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Edmond de Goncourt: Despite civilization, brute force asserts itself as in the time of Attila

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Edmond de Goncourt: Even more horrible than the wounds of battle Edmond de Goncourt: Scenes of siege amid the horrors of war ==== Edmond de GoncourtJournalTranslated by George J. Becker 1871 This day makes me think that from the point […]

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Edmond de Goncourt: Even more horrible than the wounds of battle

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Edmond de Goncourt: Despite civilization, brute force asserts itself as in the time of Attila Edmond de Goncourt: Scenes of siege amid the horrors of war ==== Edmond de GoncourtJournalTranslated by George J. Becker 1870 Bit by bit we begin […]

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Edmond de Goncourt: Scenes of siege amid the horrors of war

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Edmond de Goncourt: Despite civilization, brute force asserts itself as in the time of Attila Edmond de Goncourt: Even more horrible than the wounds of battle ==== Edmond de GoncourtJournalTranslated by George J. Becker 1870 I am not ill, but […]

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Jules Romains: Dawning of new century shot with sinister streaks of war

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Jules Romains: Selections on war ==== Jules RomainFrom Men of Good WillThe Sixth of OctoberTranslated by Warre B. Wells His earliest memory of politics was the condemnation of Captain Dreyfus. What Dreyfus was accused of was having given away to Germany […]

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Anatole France: Even war depends on the arts of peace

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Anatole France: Selections on war ==== Anatole FranceCrainquebille When the man who bears witness is armed with a sword, it is the sword’s evidence that must be listened to, not the man’s. The man is contemptible and may be wrong. […]

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Pierre Loti: Burying poor young soldiers all guiltless of the mad adventure

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace ==== Pierre LotiUn Pélerin d’AngkorTranslated by W. P. Baines Little groups of soldiers in white linen uniforms are taking their monotonous evening stroll along the road I am following, and, as they pass, I can detect in their voices now […]

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Jules Romains: Living under the curse of war since childhood

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Jules Romains: Selections on war ==== Jules RomainFrom Men of Good WillThe Sixth of OctoberTranslated by Warre B. Wells War. Since his childhood Jerphanion had lived under the curse of war. When he was six years old, what had they taught […]

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Jules Romains: Even the very word was new: war

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Jules Romains: Selections on war ==== Jules RomainFrom Men of Good WillThe Sixth of OctoberTranslated by Warre B. Wells “Children, I have something to say to you. I don’t know whether your parents will talk about it before you. The […]

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Marcel Aymé: Novel way to end a war

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Marcel Aymé: A child’s view of war ==== Marcel AyméFrom The Problem of SummertimeTranslated by Sophie Lewis Civilians of all nations were growing gloomy and ill-tempered….The war was long. They didn’t know when it would end. But would it one […]

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Anatole France: They prefer war to work, they would rather kill each other than help each other

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts French writers on war and peace Anatole France: Selections on war ==== Anatole FranceFrom Honey-BeeTranslated by John Lane Humanity, King Loc, would be entirely deplorable and ridiculous if it were not that something of value is given to this proud and miserable race, inasmuch as the […]

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