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The Young Lions By Irwin Shaw The Young Lions The Young Lions is a vivid and classic novel that portrays the experiences of ordinary soldiers fighting World War II Told from the points of view of a perceptive young Nazi a jaded American film pro

  • Title: The Young Lions
  • Author: Irwin Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780226751290
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Young Lions By Irwin Shaw The Young Lions is a vivid and classic novel that portrays the experiences of ordinary soldiers fighting World War II Told from the points of view of a perceptive young Nazi, a jaded American film producer, and a shy Jewish boy just married to the love of his life, Shaw conveys, as no other novelist has since, the scope, confusion, and complexity of war.
    The Young Lions By Irwin Shaw

    The Young Lions Apr , Actress Liliane Montevecchi Francoise in the film starred alongside former comedy team partners Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin in back to back movies immediately after the duo had parted She starred in The Young Lions with Martin and The Sad Sack Young Lions TV Series Jul , Young Lions was an Australian TV police drama broadcast on the Nine Network in and in Ireland on RT Two The story line of the series revolved around the professional and private lives of four rookie detectives, the Young Lions, of South West , an inner city Sydney police station. The Young Lions film The Young Lions Rotten Tomatoes Nov , Directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw, and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin The Young Lions is about the destiny of three The Young Lions Shaw, Irwin, Salter, James The Young Lions based on a quotation from the Book of Nahum in the Bible is a classic beautifully written World War II by the eminent author Irwin Shaw Shaw was a Jewish native of Brooklyn and his experiences in World War II in Europe informed his novel with insights into the life of the common American G.I. The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw The Young Lions is a vivid and classic novel that portrays the experiences of ordinary soldiers fighting World War II.

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    1. Jeffrey Keeten on said:

      This time it is not a simple, understandable war, within the same culture This time it is an assault of the animal world upon the house of the human being I don t know what you saw in Africa and Italy, but I know what I saw in Russia and Poland We made a cemetery a thousand miles long and a thousand miles wide Men, women, children, Poles, Russians, Jews, it made no difference It could not be compared to any human action It could be compared to a weasel in a henhouse It was as though we felt that [...]

    2. Michael on said:

      A 1948 classic I am extremely happy to have read It was among a handful of novels about World War 2 written in its aftermath which were both popular and had high literary aims I owe the read to Howard s ranking it so high among WW2 fiction and to Jeffrey s enticing and colorful review Shaw was a Brooklyn Jew who already had some success as a playwright and short story author before serving in the Army as a photographer with the Signal Corps This provides some assurance of authenticity in his cov [...]

    3. Algernon on said:

      YES NO Yes Young Lions is one of the major American novels dealing with World War II And Yes I am glad I have read it it was epic, rich in detail and in human interest stories, professionally written and often emotionally moving The fact that Irwin Shaw talks from direct experience is clear and confers an almost documentary quality to the material.NO It didn t have quite the same impact on me as the other majors I ve read, The Naked and the Dead and From Here to Eternity My complaints are not ea [...]

    4. Howard on said:

      This is a review that was written on another site in 2011 I had always believed that there were three great American World War II novels that shared the common characteristics of being written by veterans of that conflict and by being published within five years of the war s conclusion.They are The Naked and the Dead 1948 by Norman Mailer The Caine Mutiny 1951 by Herman Wouk and From Here to Eternity 1951 by James Jones But I need to add a fourth book that belongs in the same company The Young L [...]

    5. Checkman on said:

      Irwin Shaw s first novel although he was already an experienced writer before The Young Lions was published in 1948 Shaw served with the U.S Army during World War II He was a warrant officer and assigned to an army documentary film unit The film units were an interesting operation You ve seen much of their work over the years The black and white footage as well as color of marines, soldiers and airmen fighting from Africa to the Pacific is their product Often they would be in the very thick of t [...]

    6. Marquise on said:

      I ve only got a couple things to say about this much reviewed classic WWII novel that a polished writing and some editorial cuts would ve avoided the loss of one star, and that a better ending the loss of another The latter was perhaps the one factor that contributed most to my disappointment in this story I never watched the film, nor had I read any reviews past some comments recommending it and blurbs, so when I found myself hooked and extremely interested while reading the first chapter to d [...]

    7. Joe on said:

      I saw the movie a very long time ago, and was fascinated by it The book has been in the house for a long time and I often gave thoughts to reading it.Some six months ago, a time when there was nothing new and significant, I thought this could be the time I started it, read about 200 pages and then escaped into something newer I did come back often as I was intrigued with the characters and their differences and of course the war.i have read the other great ww2 books and wanted to finish this Sha [...]

    8. Maui Island on said:

      Is this A book about World War 2 or is it THE book about World War 2 I think it is the latter 3 soldiers, two Americans and one German from the early days of the war to the end There is no underlying plot and there is no attempt to tell the history of the war It is the story of three soldiers and scores of other participants in this war the human and inhumane face of the war The book was written in 1948, before the reviews, reflections and revisions could alter the impressions of the war on its [...]

    9. Megan on said:

      Irwin Shaw s The Young Lions was exhausting to read, but at the same time very fulfilling This was actually the third time I picked up the book, and I intended to read it the entire way through.His tale of three men amidst WWII Noah, Michael, and Christian was compelling and refreshing I find that all too often novels that take place in WWII gloss over the experiences of the soldiers in light of having perhaps a bit romance, or a bit action While we are afforded those things, The Young Lions t [...]

    10. Laura on said:

      Excellent movie with great actors such as Marlon Brando, a German officers who dislikes the war, Montgomery Clift, the Jewish American soldier who has to deal with the antisemitism and Dean Martin, who from playboy becomes a hero.

    11. Ricardo on said:

      Human nature at its best An epic tale, an epic emotional journey for the characters and especially for us the readers Using WWII as a backdrop, Shaw presents us with conflicting emotions, human flaws and virtues, and above all he exposes the reality of human behaviour I simply loved this book Don t read it LIVE IT

    12. Evan Thomas on said:

      The kind of book you are scared to have end, surely one of the characters you ve come to know so well will die, and die horribly in this massive moving novel of WWII Along with Matterhorn and The Thin Red Line, one of the best fictional depictions of the experience of the common soldier.

    13. Sheila on said:

      A war story which was good read Usually I do not read war stories very often but I love books written by this author so I read it years ago

    14. David Lucero on said:

      Irwin Shaw was in WWII and inspired to write this story from his experiences and observations at least I ve been led to believe that.Written from the view of 3 main characters German, American, Jewish American , readers are taken through the war from their vantage points The German is an impressionable sergeant, who soon becomes swept in the fervor of Nazi ideology Unlike the film where Marlon Brando played Christian Dietz as a friendly German looking for a brighter future, the German character [...]

    15. Milena on said:

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    16. Martin Hill on said:

      I have always been a fan of the motion picture version of Irwin Shaw s WWII classic, The Young Lions With Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando in lead roles, how could I not be a fan of it This, however, is the first chance I had to read Shaw s novel and I can say as good as the movie is, the book is so much better That s not unusual, of course, but in this case it s like two different stories The movie is a morality play about the Nazi corruption, and about courage or the lack of it It concludes [...]

    17. James on said:

      Its a great big thumping read of the book I always find the blurbs on the back of the books to be hilariously out of synch with my actual perception of the book Blurbs like this book crackles with intelligence as you read the authors 15th book in a paint by the numbers detective story with amusing side kick or the biggest red flag of all lyric beauty meaning you are about to be bored beyond endurance.This time however the excerpt quoted in the back captured the book to perfection It read as foll [...]

    18. Patricia Geiger on said:

      The book starts in 1938 and ends in 1945 I don t classify this as historical fiction as it was written in 1948 It started out slowly and I wasn t sure I really wanted to finish the almost 700 pages but then it picked up and went so quickly I was unable to put it down I was surprised as how little people have changed in seventy years and how little the Army has changed I am a veteran and my husband served for 30 years Lots of the hype and stereotypes of the 40 s were brought down the soldiers wer [...]

    19. Michael Davtyan on said:

      The reason I chose this book is because its about World War 2 which I m interested in The main story of the book is about a young Nazi officer Christian , a American film producer Michael and a very shy and innocent Jewish boy Noah and their true and terrible experiences in battle My favorite part of the book was the last chapter where Michael, Noah, and Christian all meet near a German forest near the time when Germany was about to lose the war It was my favorite part because I never knew that [...]

    20. Mark R. on said:

      Irwin Shaw s first novel is an epic masterpiece that follows the lives of three men, two Americans and one German, during the years of the Second World War Michael, a theater producer who joins past his thirtieth birthday, and eventually befriendsNoah, a Jewish man in his boot camp, who faces derision from the rest of their battalion, and who makes his own choice to enter the war, to the dismay of his new wife.And then there s Christian, a hard nosed German who takes most of his big life, and wa [...]

    21. Ron on said:

      One of a handful of great WWII novels, The Young Lions follows the lives of two U.S Army GI s and a German Sergeant as they battle their way across Europe through the final years of the war Written with great insight and feeling, Irwin Shaw paints a grim and brutal picture of the realities of battle and the huge emotional and physical toll it takes on young men This is probably the best novel I ve read about the war in Europe and a must read for anyone looking back at that time in history.

    22. Ryan on said:

      A powerful work of fiction This book is a human, realistic, poetic, tragic and moving portrait of WW2 I d never heard of Irwin Shaw prior to reading Young Lions and I was floored I will go on record that this was a terribly shameful transcription into digital format Not sure if the translator went to grade school but the punctuation errors were jarring I reported about fifty so hopefully they get corrected Still an amazing read.

    23. Todd on said:

      I can t stand this book Melodramatic nonsense I read it at Bard as part of a very good class called Forty Years of American Fiction I remember the professor saying that she was looking for a good World War II novel, but that she couldn t find one We read this before the class started Now that I ve read Catch 22, I wonder what she was thinking when she assigned this book It is bad.

    24. Przemek Skoczyński on said:

      Zafundowa em sobie to jako lektur wakacyjn i troch a owa em Ta ceg a ma ponad 700 stron, a tematyka do lekkich nie nale y, jednak trzeba przyzna , e to ca kiem niez a literatura, pokazuj ca r ne motywacje i historie walcz cych bez natr tnej martyrologii i wielkich s w Nieco oci ale i wolno snuj ca si fabu a d y do ciekawego by mo e symbolicznego fina u.

    25. Terry on said:

      I recall reading somewhere that being involved in a war was long moments of boredom interrupted by sheer moments of terror That sums up my impression of this work Mr Shaw was involved in WWII and was likely trying to show us those moments long and short The character development was a bit too tedious for my taste Doubt I will ever read this book again.

    26. Caitlin on said:

      Though I have never categorized myself as a historian buff, I was obsessed with this epic WWII novel I was shocked at how it played with my ethics It altered all my previous concepts of war and war novels It was not as depressing as I expected an epic WWII book to be, and really stirred up a lot of interesting ethical questions I would highly reccommend this book.

    27. Elinor on said:

      The contrasting viewpoints between the three main characters made this book fascinating One is German one is an American Jew, and one is an American Protestant It was a popular book when first published, and made into a 1958 movie with Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift and Dean Martin.

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