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The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnamby Bao Ninh
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.
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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
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.
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