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A unique anthology that brings together the best fictional writing about war in the last century

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.

Reviews

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

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    9780099561156

    April 1, 2014

    Vintage Classics

    416 pages

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    9781473511057

    February 6, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    416 pages

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    9781407065977

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    416 pages

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