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November 15, 2021
9781603295024
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Resistance, critical edition

Stories from World War II France

By Édith Thomas
Foreword by Dorothy Kaufmann, Introduction by Lori Marso and Michelle Chilcoat, Translated by Michelle Chilcoat
Based on real events of the French Resistance during World War II, Édith Thomas's stories explore how ordinary people respond to the extraordinary conditions of political occupation. The stories, first published under the title Contes d'Auxois (Auxois Stories) by an underground press in 1943, were written to oppose Vichy-Nazi propaganda and to offer encouragement to civilians who felt resigned to defeat.


Whether lining up to wait for food, tuning in to a forbidden radio broadcast, adapting to living side by side with German soldiers, or preparing for an act of sabotage, the characters in these stories must make choices in highly compromised circumstances on a daily basis. As the characters confront their own suffering and that of others, their actions inspire readers to consider the nature of heroism, the idea that people can share a common humanity with their enemies, and the possibility for individuals to find solidarity in an overwhelming, isolating world.

About the Authors

Édith Thomas (1909–70) was a French Resistance member and a founder of the then clandestine publishing house Les Éditions de Minuit. A novelist, poet, short story writer, prolific journalist, and National Archives curator, Thomas helped establish women's history as a legitimate discipline in France, publishing six historical biographies on figures including Joan of Arc, Louise Michel, and Georges Sand.

Reviews

"In addition to providing a glimpse of daily life during World War II and a woman's perspective on the war, these stories raise issues about moral choices that go beyond the specific time period and remain relevant to choices people face today." —Melanie Hawthorne, Texas A&M University

"A clear and informative introduction complements a translation as excellent as it is rigorous." —Helen Vassallo, University of Exeter
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