Professeur, Docteur ès lettres, Vice-présidente de l’AMOPA – Roumanie;
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This paper aims to highlight the horrible images of war that the novel Wooden Crosses (Les Croix de bois) published in 1919, abounds in. The author, just like Barbusse, Apollinaire and others, participated in the Great War and described both the puppet-soldiers, dehumanized by the war-machine, and the hero-soldiers, whose presence is testified by the multitude of wooden crosses that become symbolic in the book. Human suffering is mirrored by images of dismembered nature and destroyed habitat. The writer-painter is also present in the novel as Demachy, a self-portrait or an alter-ego.
painting, depict, portrait, war, suffering.