The Vintage Book of War Fiction (Paperback)

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By Sebastian Faulks (Editor), Jorg Hensgen (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks is best known for his trilogy of novels set in France: The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong, and Charlotte Gray, the latter two of which were bestsellers. After a period in France, he and his family now live in London. Jorg Hensgen was born in Germany and studied at the universities of Wuppertal, Gottingen, and Hamburg. He now lives in London and works as an editor.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781400030408
ISBN-10: 1400030404
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 27th, 2002
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Vintage Originals