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The Resource Naples '44 : a World War II diary of occupied Italy, Norman Lewis

Naples '44 : a World War II diary of occupied Italy, Norman Lewis

Label
Naples '44 : a World War II diary of occupied Italy
Title
Naples '44
Title remainder
a World War II diary of occupied Italy
Statement of responsibility
Norman Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a young intelligence officer stationed in Naples following its liberation from Nazi forces, Norman Lewis recorded the lives of a proud and vibrant people forced to survive on prostitution, thievery, and a desperate belief in miracles and cures. The most popular of Lewis's twenty-seven books, Naples '44 is a landmark poetic study of the agony of wartime occupation and its ability to bring out the worst, and often the best, in human nature. In prose both heartrending and comic, Lewis describes an era of disillusionment, escapism, and hysteria in which the Allied occupiers mete out justice unfairly and fail to provide basic necessities to the populace while Neapolitan citizens accuse each other of being Nazi spies, women offer their bodies to the same Allied soldiers whose supplies they steal for sale on the black market, and angry young men organize militias to oppose "temporary" foreign rule. Yet over the chaotic din, Lewis sings intimately of the essential dignity of the Neapolitan people, whose traditions of civility, courage, and generosity of spirit shine through daily. This essential World War II book is as timely a read as ever
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Norman
Dewey number
940.53
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.L432
LC item number
A36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Norman
  • Lewis, Norman
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Naples (Italy)
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
Label
Naples '44 : a World War II diary of occupied Italy, Norman Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9780786714384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 3133201
  • (OCoLC)57470976
  • (OCoLC)ocm57470976
  • 3131896
  • 3133201
Label
Naples '44 : a World War II diary of occupied Italy, Norman Lewis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9780786714384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 3133201
  • (OCoLC)57470976
  • (OCoLC)ocm57470976
  • 3131896
  • 3133201
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