Oxford Literature Companions: Un sac de billes

Oxford Literature Companions: Un sac de billes

By Colin Povey
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Book Description

Get to grips with set texts and be fully prepared for the AS/A Level exam with the Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions. The Companions are written by experienced lecturers, teachers and examiners and provide comprehensive coverage of characters, themes, plot, language and context with activities in French to consolidate your knowledge of the text. There are also extensive sections on exam preparation and response planning, with a bank of annotated sample
answers and practice questions. This guide covers Un sac de billes by Joseph Joffo. Modern Languages Oxford Literature Companions are also available for selected Spanish and German set texts.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of Joseph Joffo
    • Historical and cultural context
      • Porte de Clignancourt, Paris, in the 1940s
      • Occupied France, 1940–1944
      • Anti-Semitic legislation
      • La rafle du Vél d’Hiv
      • Life in occupied France for non-Jews
      • Collaboration
      • Resistance
      • Nice and the Italian occupation zone
      • German surrender and the liberation of Paris, 1944
      • Reprisals
      • The Holocaust, 1941–1945
  • Characters
    • Main characters
      • Jo, the child
      • Jo, the adult
      • Maurice
    • Other family members
      • Monsieur Joffo (le père)
      • Madame Joffo (la mère)
      • Henri and Albert
      • Rosette
    • Other characters
    • Character map
  • Language
    • Vocabulary
    • Tone
    • Atmosphere
    • Symbolism
  • Themes
    • Flight and pursuit
    • Loss of innocence/childhood
    • Courage and tenacity
    • Moral courage
    • Family
    • Fraternal love
    • Friendship
    • The kindness of others
    • Anti-Semitism
    • War
  • Skills and Practice
    • Before you start
    • Understanding the question
    • Planning your answer
    • Writing your answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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