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A Soldier of the Great War

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ISBN13: 9780380715893
ISBN10: 0380715899
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On his, last long walk, septuagenarian war hero, deserter,and professor Alessandro Giuliani shares his past with an illiterate young factory worker — spinning a remarkable tale of heart-stopping escapes, of loves unrequited and won, of madmen, dwarfs, and mafiosi. But overshadowing all is hismost miraculous and terrible adventure, the Great War — a surreal parade of horrors that devastated and defined Alessandro, yet enabled him to experience fully the magic and beauty of the absurd human comedy called life.

From Mark Helprin bestselling author of Winter's Tale and Memoir from Antproof Case, comes a magnificent epic adventure in which the hero reckons with love, loss, beauty,honor; and mortality.

About the Author

Mark Helprin is the author of A Dove of the East and Other Stories,Refiner's Fire,. Ellis Island and Other Stories,Winter's Tale and Memoir from Antproof Case.He has been honored with the Jewish Book Awardand the Prix de Rome for his works.He lives in upstate New York.

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Elizabeth O'Callaghan, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Elizabeth O'Callaghan)
I really enjoyed the characters, the location (Italy), the adventure, the romance, and family saga. A great historical novel.
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Susan Baird, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Baird)
This is an account of WWI from a unique perspective; not only is the soldier Italian but he is a student and then a professor of aesthetics --- and so the entire book details the astonishing beauty of even atrocious conditions. Beautifully written, as it ought to be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380715893
Author:
Helprin, Mark
Publisher:
Avon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
War
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Aged men -- Italy -- Fiction.
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Older men
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19920501
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
6.90x4.25x1.29 in. .75 lbs.

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