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The Sorrow of War
The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
by Bao Ninh


 
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New York, NY: Pantheon (1995)

First Edition. Uncorrected Proof.

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The daring and controversial novel that took the world by storm—a story of politics, selfhood, survival, and war.

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.

Originally 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.

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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