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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
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61. YOU ARE VIEWING THE UNIVERSE'S #1 RECOMMENDED THREAD!
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Paul Fussell at the humanities festival!

"On November 11 1944, Paul Fussell woke up surrounded by corpses. Drafted into the American infantry 18 months before, he had been in France just a few weeks and this was his first night in the line. "Until that moment," he writes in his memoir Doing Battle (1996), "the only dead people I'd seen had been Mother's parents." But now, in the forest where he had been ordered to rest after a botched attack, there were "dozens of German boys in greenish grey uniforms, killed a day or two before by the company we were replacing. If darkness had mercifully hidden them from us, dawn disclosed them with staring open eyes and greenish white faces."

And, he's ALSO very, very funny. Read his book "Class: A Guide Through the American Status System."
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