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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
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Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
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The Long Voyage by Jorge Semprún
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The War by Marguerite Duras
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In 1944 Maguerite Duras wrote what was to become the absolutely gripping memoir, La Douleur (1985) / The War in Barbara Bray’s 1986 translation. She had kept notes as she was living through the events described, notes which were then lost to memory u ...more
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The Gallery by John Horne Burns
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It is very rare to find a war story, especially one written by a participant, soldier, sailor, flyer, nurse, doctor, which sees the refugees, the prisoners of war, the civilians “employed” by the occupying armies. John Horne Burns in his 1947 The Gal ...more
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One Man's Justice by Akira Yoshimura
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One Man's Justice a 1978 Japanese novel by Akira Yoshimura, in its English translation by New Zealander Mark Healey (2002) is an interesting addition to my query about how authors reflect on and contribute to our understanding of war, in part because ...more
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The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
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The Return of The Soldier was Rebecca West‘s (later, Dame Rebecca West) first novel. Though considered slight against her later work, most famously a travel-history-political analysis of the Balkans, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), which at the ti ...more
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A Small Circus by Hans Fallada
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A Small Circus, is an earlier work by Fallada than Everyman Dies Aloneone of my favorite novels of civilian wartime experience and resistance. Published in 1931 as Farmers, Functionaries and Fireworks, it was his first to find any audience, though qu
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One Man's Justice by Akira Yoshimura
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One Man's Justice a 1978 Japanese novel by Akira Yoshimura, in its English translation by New Zealander Mark Healey (2002) is an interesting addition to my query about how authors reflect on and contribute to our understanding of war, in part because ...more
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Typhoon of steel  by Akira Yoshimura
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William Stafford
“The wars we haven't had saved many lives.”
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Pindar
“War is sweet to those who have no experience of it. But the experienced man trembles exceedingly in his heart at its approach.”
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Edward Abbey
“Industrial tourism is a threat to the national parks. But the chief victims of the system are the motorized tourists. They are being robbed and robbing themselves. So long as they are unwilling to crawl out of their cars they will not discover the treasures of the national parks and will never escape the stress and turmoil of the urban-suburban complexes which they had hoped, presumably, to leave behind for a while.”
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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