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Camp Concentration: A Novel Paperback – April 27, 1999
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Camp Concentration is one of those SF books that falls squarely into the "literature" category both for the eloquence of Disch's writing and the timelessness of his ruminations on life and war. This is a thoughtful novel that offers insights into human existence, and it will likely stay with readers long after they have turned the last page. Ursula K. Le Guin summed up the book best in her cover blurb, which says simply: "It is a work of art, and if you read it, you will be changed." --Craig E. Engler
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- Paperback : 192 pages
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 0375705457
- ISBN-13 : 978-0375705458
- Product Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.43 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed Edition (April 27, 1999)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #971,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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