War Stories (Vintage War)

War Stories (Vintage War)

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In this unique and compelling anthology, Sebastian Faulks and Jorg Hensgen have collected the best fiction about war in the twentieth century. Ranging from the First World War to the Gulf War, these stories depict a soldier's experience from call-up, battle and comradeship, to leave, hospital and trauma in later life. Truly international in scope, this anthology includes stories by Erich Maria Remarque and Pat Barker, Isaac Babel and Ernest Hemingway, Heinrich Boll and Norman Mailer, JG Ballard and Tim O'Brien, Julian Barnes and Louis de Bernieres. Together they form a powerful and moving evocation of the horrors of war.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 297g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099561158
  • 9780099561156
  • 62,858

About Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks's books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.show more

Review quote

"The range is international, the impeccable standards of writing never dip. This is some of the finest writing about war" * Independent on Sunday * "An anthology that tries, in a century that has made an art form of killing, to make sense of it all" * Guardian * "A substantial and compelling read" * Metro *show more

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'An anthology that tries, in a century that has made an art form of killing, to make sense of it all' Guardian In this unique and compelling anthology, Sebastian Faulks has collected the best fiction about war in the twentieth century. Ranging from the First World War to the Gulf War, these stories from a range of acclaimed authors depict a soldier's experience from call-up, battle and comradeship, to leave, hospital and trauma in later life. Truly international in scope, it forms a powerful and moving evocation of the horrors of conflict. See also: The Middle Parts of Fortune by Frederic Manningshow more

Review Text

"A substantial and compelling read"show more

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101 ratings
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2 3% (3)
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