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The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam

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I know Sorrow of War doesn't sound like a very cheery "happy holiday"-type pick, but this is one book you must read. Bao Ninh's unforgettable novel, the first Vietnam War book written from the North Vietnamese perspective, is not only one of the best books on the whole Vietnam War experience, but even more importantly, one of the greatest books on the devastating effects of war.
Recommended by Shawn D., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Bao Ninh, a former North Vietnamese soldier, provides a strikingly honest look at how the Vietnam War forever changed his life, his country, and the people who live there. Originaly published against government wishes in Vietnam because of its nonheroic, non-ideological tone, The Sorrow of War has won worldwide acclaim and become an international bestseller

Synopsis:

The first novel of the Vietnam War written from the point of view of the North Vietnamese, The Sorrow of War has been hailed by critics not only as the best novel to emerge from the Vietnam experience, but as one of the greatest war novels of the century. National ads, media.

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 the ten who survived. A huge bestseller in Vietnam, The Sorrow of War won The Independent Foreign Fiction Award for 1994. It is Bao Ninh's first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573225434
Translator:
Hao, Phan T.
Author:
Bao
Author:
Ninh, Bao
Author:
Hao, Phan T.
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
War
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Riverhead ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
6701
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.02x5.11x.51 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781573225434 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I know Sorrow of War doesn't sound like a very cheery "happy holiday"-type pick, but this is one book you must read. Bao Ninh's unforgettable novel, the first Vietnam War book written from the North Vietnamese perspective, is not only one of the best books on the whole Vietnam War experience, but even more importantly, one of the greatest books on the devastating effects of war.

"Synopsis" by , The first novel of the Vietnam War written from the point of view of the North Vietnamese, The Sorrow of War has been hailed by critics not only as the best novel to emerge from the Vietnam experience, but as one of the greatest war novels of the century. National ads, media.
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