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The Great War

Author: Aleksandar Gatalica; Will Firth
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Istros Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel that narrates a number of stories covering the duration of World War I. It follows the destinies of over 70 characters on all warring sides including generals, opera singers, soldiers, and spies.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandar Gatalica; Will Firth
ISBN: 9781908236203 1908236205
OCLC Number: 889523891
Awards: Winner of Ninova nagrada (NIN Award) 2012
Winner of Mesa Selimovic Award 2012
Description: 414 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1914 - the Year of the Pathologist: Prologue: Two Revolver Shots 13 A Long Hot Summer 25 War 40 Letters of Life and Death 65 First Wartime Christmas 73 The Typhus Situation 92 1915 - the Year of the Trader The Smell of Snow and Forebodings of Doom 99 The Man who Did Everything Twice 115 War and the Sexes 128 The Father of all Gothic Doctors 143 Best Wishes from Hell 160 Defence and Ultimate Collapse 170 1916 - the Year of the King: The Valley of the Dead 187 Far away, to the Ends of the Earth 206 Miracle Cures and Other Elixirs 223 Delusions as Broad as Russia 238 Corporals, Chaplains and Helmsmen 256 1917 - the Year of the Tsar: Betrayal, Cowardice and Lies 279 T heir Time Has Passed 298 Death Wears no Watch 320 The Revolution Travels by Train 339 1918 - the Year of the Criminologist: The End - Kaput 361 The Pandemic 369 Silent Liberation 379 I am now Dead 393 Wishes for the New World 401 Epilogue: Dreams Made of Dreams 408 The Author 413 Translator 414
Other Titles: Veliki rat.
Responsibility: Aleksandar Gatalica ; translated from the Serbian by Will Firth.

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One of the very few novels about WWI to have reached the UK market from the Eastern Front. Winner of every literary prize in Serbia upon its publication, The Great War is author Aleksandar Gatalica's  Read more...

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