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The Vintage Book of War Fiction

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The editors have assembled a powerful collection including some of the past century's finest writers--from Isaac Babel to Tim O'Brien--coming to terms with the dismal inheritance of war.

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks worked as a journalist for fourteen years before taking up writing books full time in 1991. He is the author of The Girl at the Lion d'Or, A Fool's Alphabet, The Fatal Englishman, Charlotte Gray, On Green Dolphin Street, and the internationally bestselling Birdsong. He lives with his family in London.

Jörg Hensgen was born in Germany and studied at the universities of Wuppertal, Göttingen, and Hamburg. He now lives in London and works as an editor.

Table of Contents

Introduction

BRUCE CHATWIN Volunteers

LOUIS-FERDINAND CÉLINE Could I Be the Last Coward on Earth?

DAVID MALOUF Invisible Enemies

ERICH MARIA REMARQUE How Long It Takes For a Man to Die!

A.D. GRISTWOOD The Wasteland

STRATIS MYRIVILIS The Beauty of the Battlefield

ERNEST HEMINGWAY Going Back

WILLIAM BOYD Narrow Escapes

SIEGFRIED SASSOON My Own Little Show

PAT BARKER Finished with the War

SEBASTIEN JAPRISOT The Woman on Loan

ISAAC BABEL Treason

LAURIE LEE Thank God for the War

ANDRÉ MALRAUX Crash

HEINRICH BÖLL The Postcard

KAY BOYLE Defeat

JEAN-LOUIS CURTIS The Forests of the Night

ELIZABETH BOWEN Everybody in London Was in Love

ALISTAIR MACLEAN Fire on the Water

ROBERT HARRIS Enigma

LOUIS DE BERNIÈRES Send in the Clowns

JOHN FOWLES Freedom

NORMAN MAILER We You Coming-to-Get, Yank

JAMES JONES No Choice

SHUSAKU ENDO We Are About to Kill a Man

MARTIN BOOTH Hiroshima Joe

LOUIS BEGLEY Wartime Lies

ITALO CALVINO Why Are the Men Fighting?

JOSEPH HELLER They Were Trying to Kill Me

MICHAEL ONDAATJE The Last Medieval War

JOHN HORNE BURNS My Heart Finally Broke in Naples

WOLFGANG KOEPPEN A Servant of Death

KURT VONNEGUT A Nazi City Mourned at Some Profit

JAMES SALTER The Hunters

TIM OBRIEN How to Tell a True War Story

PHILIP CAPUTO Be Like the Forest

LARRY HEINEMANN Pacos Story

CHRISTOPHER J. KOCH Welcome to Saigon

BAO NINH The Jungle of Screaming Souls

CHRISTOPHER JOHN FARLEY My Favourite War

Biographical Notes

Select Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030408
Editor:
Faulks, Sebastian
Editor:
Hensgen, Jorg
Editor:
Faulks, Sebastian
Editor:
Hensgen, Jorg
Author:
Faulks, Sebastian
Author:
Edited by Sebastian Faulks and Jorg Hensgen
Author:
Hensgen, Jorg
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
War
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Series Volume:
GTR-539
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.04x5.18x.91 in. .65 lbs.

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