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White Badge: A Novel of Korea by [Ahn Junghyo]

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White Badge: A Novel of Korea Kindle Edition

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Length: 344 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This 1983 war novel by Korean journalist Ahn was a sensation in his native land, but will hold less interest for Western readers. A gritty, brutal account of the horrors of combat, told retrospectively by a man who lived through the Korean and Vietnam wars and now scouts foreign manuscripts for a publishing house, the narrative will startle readers by its familiarity. ("In my childhood war, everybody around me was in the same war," he writes. "But in Vietnam, we fought alone, by ourselves.") Ahn's depiction of war is evocative and relentless, but his hastily sketched characterizations rob his story of emotional vitality; as in old war movies, the members of the platoon depicted here are distinguishable only by their nicknames. An equally serious drawback is the author's rickety translation of his own work, which often strikes awkward notes.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Christopher Alexander, winner of the first medal for research ever awarded by the American Institute of Architects, is an architect and builder who has built in many countries. He is also Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Environmental Structure.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File Size : 878 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 344 pages
  • ASIN : B003P2WET0
  • Publication Date : July 1, 2003
  • Publisher : Soho Press; Reprint Edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.6 out of 5 stars 7 ratings