The Moon Is Down (Penguin Classics) by John Steinbeck

By John Steinbeck

Occupied by way of enemy troops, a small, peaceful city comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born in the close-knit community

during this masterful story set in Norway in the course of international struggle II, Steinbeck explores the results of invasion on either the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the feelings of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the lively patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, usually unsettling truths approximately war—and approximately human nature.
 
Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the sturdiness of democracy” had a rare influence as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. regardless of Axis efforts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere ownership of the booklet used to be punishable by means of death), The Moon is Down was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Italian and Russian; millions of copies circulated all through Europe, making it through a ways the most well-liked piece of propaganda below the career. Few literary works of our time have verified so triumphantly the facility of principles within the face of chilly metal and brute strength. This version positive factors an creation by means of Donald V. Coers.

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Southern California Chemehuevi Creation Myth – How Ocean Woman Made the Land7 Ocean Woman, in the form of a worm, dropped from the sky onto the water. There was no land anywhere. She crumbled a little earth and dropped it onto the water, where it floated. Then Ocean Woman, being a Worm, went onto it. She spread it out with her hands. When it was getting wide, she spread it out with her feet. Then she made Coyote out of the oil, sweat, and skin from her crotch. Coyote went to look at the Earth, to see how wide it was getting.

A girl who always remained a child and who never menstruated. She told her brother that a group of men were coming to fight, and then she made medicine to kill them. She had her brother throw a bundle of twigs at her, pulling away the knot that bound them so that none struck her. Then, she used her song, which she sang morning and night, and she entered the battle wearing a skirt of black oak bark (in strips). Thus, she killed a hundred men and was not struck herself, for she made herself invincible.

6 Tac writes about dance in two different sections of his history. One deals with questions of group identity and speaks to conceptual change in that identity. Dance was among three subsections in the history. ” All three form part of a larger narrative that celebrates the ritual authority and knowledge of Luiseño elders, and the skills of new leaders who moved most easily between the two languages and cultures. Within the tradition that Tac knew, dance produced knowledge and could regenerate power.

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