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Utality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era With a compelling new foreword by fellow award winning writer E L Doctorow Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever“A terrifying book of an extraor Two days after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 Johnny Got His Gun one of the greatest anti war novels ever was first published And when I think beyond WW2 and beyond Vietnam right up to recent wars and those who have been blown to bits or living with without limbs from serving in places like Afghanistan and Ira along with the latest casualty of war out there somewhere right now then this novel is depressingly timely and probably always will be Because let s face it when are we ever going to throw down our guns and do away with our bombs and just all live in peace In a dream maybe but not in the real world If Johnny Got His Gun is any good at all Trumbo wrote to his publisher it is good as an argument against war The history of the book s reception is just as interesting as the book itself as Trumbo was wrongly accused of writing it at the prompting of his Stalinist comrades he was also dismayed that the novel attracted support and a great deal of fan mail from the pro Fascist American Right and as World War Two dragged on it disappeared from view only to came back in fashion during the Korean War and again at the time of Vietnam when it had a considerable impact So it can be seen as an influential cult novel too with the Beats and even Bob Dylan being influenced by Trumbo s breathless style For those who don t know and I m sure there are many that do the story is based on a newspaper report about a Canadian soldier wounded in World War One who lost his face his limbs and all his senses apart from the sense of touch but who nevertheless somehow survived well into the 1930s After an explosion in a dugout on the Western Front Joe Bonham a soldier lies in an unknown hospital The nurses hands the vibrations caused by people walking around the ward the pain of the sheets against his wounds are his only contact with the outside world Joe soon realises he is the nearest thing to a dead man on Earth a dead man with a mind that could think He is unable to separate the present from his hallucinations of the past and who can blame him We delve back to his work and his love life in Los Angeles and before his upbringing in Colorado Trumbo writes cleverly by putting the reader right inside Joe s head by using various cinematic techniues like flashbacks montage fade ins and fade outs He also Fills the novel with visceral and revolting images that represent the real horror that war inflicts In the visionary final section an uneasy combination of the idealistic and the grotesue Joe succeeds in communicating his wishes to the doctors by tapping Morse code into his pillow with his head informing them that he wishes to be displayed to the world like a circus freak as a warning against warJohnny Got His Gun illustrates Trumbo s determination as he put it to use art as a weapon for the future of mankind It s a work that was easy to read and impossible to forget Thanks so much to those who recommended it Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling protest novel of the Vietnam era With a compelling new foreword by fellow award winning writer E L Doctorow Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever“A terrifying book of an extraor Two days after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 Johnny Got His Gun one of the greatest anti war novels ever was first Cities of God published And when I think beyond WW2 and beyond Vietnam right up to recent wars and those who have been blown to bits or living with without limbs from serving in Gravitys Rainbow places like Afghanistan and Ira along with the latest casualty of war out there somewhere right now then this novel is depressingly timely and Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone probably always will be Because let s face it when are we ever going to throw down our guns and do away with our bombs and just all live in Pretend God Is Deaf peace In a dream maybe but not in the real world If Johnny Got His Gun is any good at all Trumbo wrote to his Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide publisher it is good as an argument against war The history of the book s reception is just as interesting as the book itself as Trumbo was wrongly accused of writing it at the Las Puertas Del Amor prompting of his Stalinist comrades he was also dismayed that the novel attracted support and a great deal of fan mail from the Discoveries pro Fascist American Right and as World War Two dragged on it disappeared from view only to came back in fashion during the Korean War and again at the time of Vietnam when it had a considerable impact So it can be seen as an influential cult novel too with the Beats and even Bob Dylan being influenced by Trumbo s breathless style For those who don t know and I m sure there are many that do the story is based on a newspaper report about a Canadian soldier wounded in World War One who lost his face his limbs and all his senses apart from the sense of touch but who nevertheless somehow survived well into the 1930s After an explosion in a dugout on the Western Front Joe Bonham a soldier lies in an unknown hospital The nurses hands the vibrations caused by A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 people walking around the ward the Idenics pain of the sheets against his wounds are his only contact with the outside world Joe soon realises he is the nearest thing to a dead man on Earth a dead man with a mind that could think He is unable to separate the Night Owl Loonette present from his hallucinations of the Deadshifted (Edie Spence, past and who can blame him We delve back to his work and his love life in Los Angeles and before his upbringing in Colorado Trumbo writes cleverly by El agujero del infierno putting the reader right inside Joe s head by using various cinematic techniues like flashbacks montage fade ins and fade outs He also Fills the novel with visceral and revolting images that represent the real horror that war inflicts In the visionary final section an uneasy combination of the idealistic and the grotesue Joe succeeds in communicating his wishes to the doctors by tapping Morse code into his The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) pillow with his head informing them that he wishes to be displayed to the world like a circus freak as a warning against warJohnny Got His Gun illustrates Trumbo s determination as he Teddy put it to use art as a weapon for the future of mankind It s a work that was easy to read and impossible to forget Thanks so much to those who recommended it

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The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of ReadersAn immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939 Dalton Trumbo’s stark profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising br Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo 1905 1976Johnny Got His Gun is a novel written in 1938 by American novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and published September 1939 by J B Lippincott The novel is commonly viewed as one that promotes anti war ideals but when read deeper it can be seen that Trumbo s opinions of war shed light on humanity as a whole and not just on the horrible aspects of war Joe Bonham a young American soldier serving in World War I awakens in a hospital bed after being caught in the blast of an exploding artillery shell He gradually realizes that he has lost his arms legs and all of his face including his eyes ears teeth and tongue but that his mind functions perfectly leaving him a prisoner in his own body 2014 1392 241 9786006662169 20 1939

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Dinary emotional intensity” The Washington PostPowerful an eye opener Michael MooreMr Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to elouence The New York TimesA book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it Saturday Review Every time I read a book I feel committed to it as if to a relationship That relationship can be an infatuational fling a carnal attraction a passionate love a committed best friend a life partnerwhatever form it takes will depend on how much I will remember it Johnny Got His Gun got completely under my skinI was finishing the last page on an airplane and an 80 year old yoga teacher looked at me and uietly summed up this book I remember reading that It blew my mind She had read it in 1965I have always considered myself a political pacifist I realized this is because I shelter absolutely shelter myself from the horrifics of war and violence I have always chosen to live in the dark because I KNEW the rage would overtake me if I chose to care Well Trumbo sure as hell got me to care Even if this never changes the fact that I don t votethis absolutely got me to give a damn and know why I hate warI would have made my students read this when I was teaching if I had known about itIf you don t read anything this year read thisThis book is like my first love It will appear to me in my sleep It will haunt my mind forever It will be the year 2058 and I will see a young girl reading this on a airplane and be launched into delicious nostalgia


About the Author: Dalton Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo worked as a cub reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel covering courts the high school the mortuary and civic organizations He attended the University of Colorado for two years working as a reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera and contributing to the campus humor magazine the yearbook and the campus newspaper He got his start working for Vogue magazine His first publi



10 thoughts on “Johnny Got His Gun

  1. says:

    I read this book during my lunch breaks at the cafe of Barnes Noble in Chelsea NYC I think I finished it in five

  2. says:

    A scathing anti war novel in which the main character is one of the profoundly hopelessly wounded the human wrecks of war It is told in the first person by the voice of a person now voiceless trapped in his mutilated body confined to his hospital bed and as this person virtually unable to communicate communicates with the reader telling us his story we come to realize the true cost and futility of warThis is an angry ho

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    Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo 1905 1976Johnny Got His Gun is a novel written in 1938 by American novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and published September 1939 by J B Lippincott The novel is commonly vie

  4. says:

    Manufacturing TasteThe story of this story is probably its most interesting part The idea for it started as a Canadian news article r

  5. says:

    Two days after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 Johnny Got His Gun one of the greatest anti war novels ever was first published And when I think beyond WW2 and beyond Vietnam right up to recent wars and those who have been blown to bits or living

  6. says:

    I simply have to read this book It including its author has been cussed by Ann Coulter on her latest blog post That is recommendation enough for meDevastating read Review comingDetailed ReviewThis must be the most disturbing war novel that I have read – if not the most disturbing novel EVER The reader is force

  7. says:

    This novel about an American soldier who was severely wounded while fighting in World War I was so disturbing it took me several tries to get through itThe novel is told in a stream of consciousness with soldier Joe drifting in and out of memories of his parents of girlfriends of innocent days He slowly realizes that he has no arms no legs and no face and his cries are gut wrenching I listened to this book on audio and

  8. says:

    What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs in the waterBobWhat do you call a guy with no arms and no legs on a porchMattWhat do you call a guy with no arms and no legs on skisSkipWhat do you call a novel about a guy who has no arms and no legs because he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time Johnny Got His GunThis works best as a character sketch As poor Jon Bonham's consciousness recalls the events

  9. says:

    Every time I read a book I feel committed to it as if to a relationship That relationship can be an infatuational fling a carnal attraction a passionate love a committed best friend a life partnerwhatever form it takes will depend on how much I will remember it Johnny Got His Gun got completely under my skinI was finishin

  10. says:

    I read this several years ago and I remember enjoying it It was dark and frustrating what would you do if trapped in your own bodyAlso addresses the brutality of war as one on the outside might not understandWhat I thought of the most while reading it was the footage from the movie version that was used in the Metallica video for One

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