Creativity of Aragon during the Second World War
In the 1930s, Aragon mastered the art of constructing a realistic novel, the complex art of realistic typification, reflection in the image of the private and the general, the family and the public, the personal and the epochal. True, sometimes the connections of the one and the other are still external, schematic, often dominated by the usual, well-known to the writer material, which also preserves stereotyped forms of expression. But in general, the novels of the "Real World" are already a high level of penetration into the "national soil with its characteristics."
Immediately after France entered the war with Germany, Aragon was mobilized and sent to the "suspicious" regiment, which included former soldiers of the International Brigades in Spain, people known for their sympathy for the USSR. Aragon took part in the battles and was awarded. After the signing of the Armistice of Compiègne, he settled in the south of France, in a zone that was not originally occupied.