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The Sorrow of War

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Publisher Comments:

"All Quiet on the Western Front for our era."

New Statesman

 

During the Vietnam War Bao Ninh served with the Glorious 27th Youth Brigade. Of the five hundred men who went to war with the brigade in 1969, he is one of only ten who survived. The Sorrow of War is his autobiographical novel. Kien works in a unit that recovers soldiers' corpses. Revisiting the sites of battles raises emotional ghosts for him and the memory of war scenes are juxtaposed with dreams and remembrances of his childhood sweetheart. The Sorrow of War burns the tragedy of war in our minds.

Synopsis:

This is the semi-autobiographical account of a soldier's experiences. The hero of the story, Kien, is a captain. After 10 years of war and months as a MIA body-collector, Kien suffers a nervous breakdown in Hanoi as he tries to re-establish a relationship with his former sweetheart.

About the Author

BAO NINH was born in Hanoi in 1952. During the Vietnam war he served with the Glorious 27th Youth Brigade. Of the five hundred who went to war with the brigade in 1969, he is one of ten who survived. A huge bestseller in Vietnam, The Sorrow of War is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780749397111
Author:
NINH, BAO
Publisher:
Vintage Classics
Author:
Ninh, Bao
Location:
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Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
fiction;vietnam;war;vietnam war;novel;20th century;vietnamese;non-fiction;historical fiction;vietnamese literature;memoir;history;southeast asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19941017
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
199 x 125 in.

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"Synopsis" by , This is the semi-autobiographical account of a soldier's experiences. The hero of the story, Kien, is a captain. After 10 years of war and months as a MIA body-collector, Kien suffers a nervous breakdown in Hanoi as he tries to re-establish a relationship with his former sweetheart.
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