The Vintage Book of War Fiction

The Vintage Book of War Fiction

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Random House, Inc.
In this powerful anthology, Sebastian Faulks, author of the international bestseller Birdsong, and Jörg Hensgen have put together some of the finest fictional writing about war in the 20th century. Whether reporting with sober clarity or raw despair, the assembled novelists each found a way to transcend the facts of death and metal, tanks and blood.

Many of the writers are concerned with battle, but others dwell on moments of calm, love, and friendship. From revolutionary Russia to Republican Spain; from the trenches of the Western Front to the skies over Korea and the jungles of Vietnam, this is a book filled with heroism and horror, savagery and compassion, and lightning-flashes of anarchic humor.

Baker & Taylor
From the trenches of France to the jungles of Vietnam and beyond, this collection of thirty-nine short stories and novel excerpts--by Bruce Chatwin, Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut, Kay Boyle, John Fowles, and Norman Mailer, among others--captures the lives of the soldiers and civilians who become caught up in the fierce conflict of war. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Sebastian Faulks and Jorg Hensgen have put together some fictional writing about war in the 20th-century. Whether reporting with sober clarity or raw despair, the assembled novelists each found a way to transcend the facts of death and metal, tanks and blood.
Many of the writers are concerned with battle, but others dwell on moments of calm, love, and friendship. From revolutionary Russia to Republican Spain; from the trenches of the Western Front to the skies over Korea and the jungles of Vietnam, this is a book filled with heroism and horror, savagery and compassion, and lightning flashes of unexpected humor.

Baker
& Taylor

Selects several fictional accounts of twentieth-century wars from authors such as Elizabeth Bowen, John Fowles, and Kurt Vonnegut, revealing hardships, heroism, and accounts of battle.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781400030408
1400030404
Branch Call Number: 809.3875 Vintage 2002
Characteristics: xvi, 396 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hensgen, Jörg
Faulks, Sebastian

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