Included in this collection of war fiction, from the First World War to the Gulf War, are stories by Erich Maria Remarque, Pat Barker, Isaac Babel, Ernest Hemingway, Heinrich Böll, Norman Mailer, J.G. Ballard, Tim O’Brien, Julian Barnes and Louis de Bernières.
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In this powerful anthology, Sebastian Faulks, author of the international bestseller "Birdsong, and Jorg 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.
Sebastian Faulks's books include the number one bestseller A Week in December, A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Charlotte Gray and Birdsong, which has sold more than three million copies. In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC Two.
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099483467