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حكاية الجند: الحرب والذاكرة والمذكرات في القرن العشرين

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Having served as a Marine pilot in World War II and the Korean War, Princeton literature professor Samuel Hynes is closely acquainted with conflict. He collates his experiences with those of dozens of other witnesses--poets such as Wilfred Owen and Ernst Jünger, conscience-stricken warriors such as Ryuji Nagatsuka and Philip Caputo, and resistance fighters such as Lucie Au ...more
Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 384 pages
Published 2016 by دار التنوير للطباعة والنشر (first published April 1997)
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Sue
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whereas most military history books tend to describe in more general terms what a battle was like, this book focuses on what individual soldiers actually experienced. It's very eye-opening and brutal in its honesty. I think it should be required reading not just for war historians but for politicians who are so quick to send others to fight and suffer and die.
Firas Al Ramahi
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
الكتاب الذي حاز على إعجابي كثيراً جداً وذلك للوصف البالغ الدقة لحكايات الجند في الحروب التي مرّت على أوربا العالميتين وحرب فيتنام وكوارث المعتقلات الالمانية ومجازر الهولوكوست والخزي والعار الذي اصاب الإنسانية بالعمق بكارثة هوروشيما اللانسانية بكل المعايير والقيم الانسانية والحيوانية على حدٍ سواء .

لربما ولكوني إبن الحروب وكنت جندياً في معارك ديكتاتورية العراق العبثية أحسست ببالغ القيم التي صاغها صاموئيل هاينز بكتابه وتلك المشاعر البالغة العمق والدقة التي يحسها الجندي وهو بجبهات القتال .

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Danna
Jul 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in a first-hand, unsentimental account of modern war
"The historian Will Durant calculated that there have been only twenty-nine years in all of human history during which there was not a war in progress in all of human history during which there was not a war in progress somewhere." Samuel Hynes

Only twenty-nine years of peace is staggering to comtemplate. Leo Tolstoy, Italio Calvino, Tim O'Brien, Michihiko Hachiya are a few of the writers whose accounts of war are related in this slim volume.
Ed
Apr 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sam Hynes reportedly spent 50 years (off & on) writing this book. And it shows. He says something wise on every page, in nearly every paragraph. This is a great book.
Jamie
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Words fail. Anyone who has ever tried to convey a serious thought has come up against the inadequacy of language to describe a scene, a feeling, an impression. If we struggle to describe a sunset, how could we ever describe an artillery barrage, a gas attack, or dodging from shell hole to shell hole across a fire-swept No Man’s Land?

I took a literature class in college that was taught by a professor who had been a twenty year old Second Lieutenant on Guadalcanal, and still bore the scars, physic
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Aksel Villum
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Samuel Hynes' review of war memoars is an interesting and well executed presentation of themes connected to the soldiers themselves and their views on war. WW1, WW2 and the Vietnam War are all examined, showing that the reasons for the differences in the soldiers' accounts can be found in societal, historical and technological factors. Highly interesting, with a great bibliography on the matter included in the book for further reading.
عفاف مطر
كيف كان للتاريخ أن يكون لو أن المؤرخين اعتمدوا مذكرات الجنود أساساً للتأريخ بدلاً من تصريحات القادة والرؤساء والعملاء؟ هل كان للعالم أن يتغير؟ سؤال لابدَّ منه ولاسيَّما بعد قراءة هذه السرديات.
لربما هذا هو السؤال الذي تنبض به صفحات كتاب "حكاية الجند" للمؤلف صموئيل هاينز فهو يقرأ التأريخ يستدعيه عبر ذكريات الجنود، هو قراءة تستجلي أهم الأحداث المدمرة التي مرَّت على الأرض من زاوية نظر البطل الحقيقي والقاتل الحقيقي والضحية الحقيقية "الجندي" الذي سطر ملحمته الخاصة وملحمة الحرب الحقيقة وهو يخدم في الخ
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James
Sep 30, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read my share of combat memoirs, which is sort of puzzling and a little pointless, given that war is probably the ultimate you-had-to-have-been-there experience. Hynes quotes the Chanson de Roland poet, among others, on the essential inaccessibility of war stories: "The man who has not understood with his flesh cannot talk to you about it." One of the reasons I read is to vicariously experience things I'm too chickenshit to attempt in real life, but reading about war can't even begin to con ...more
Josh
Jul 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-history
This is as best of an analysis of war memoir that I have read, and one of the few books that I know of that deal specifically with how soldiers have described their experiences in war across the twentieth century. This is part literary analysis and part military history. Hynes studies war memoir as a genre of non-fiction writing that he says is like history, biography, and fiction but also very much unlike all of those modes of writing.

There is a more recent book on wartime writing and memoir th
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Kendra
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
this book surprised me. i enjoyed it much more than other histories of war.
Derek Emerson
Dec 09, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006-books-read
A look at the impact of war on the individual. Excellent background for anyone wanting to look at history and the individual.
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