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The long march

Author: William Styron
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1968] ©1952
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the shadow of the Korean War, a series of misfired mortar shells kill six men in a Marine camp during a training exercise, prompting the commanding officer to order a grueling punishment: a thirty-six mile march through the suffocating heat of the Carolina summer. Intended to beat discipline into the aging reservists, the march instead rankles Lieutenant Culver and Captain Mannix, whose growing resentment of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Styron, William, 1925-2006.
Long march.
New York, Random House [196-? c1952]
(OCoLC)647542449
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Styron
OCLC Number: 1824411
Notes: First clothbound issue (U.S.). See West. (A 2.1.a.7)
A novella originally published in February, 1953 issue of Discovery
Description: 120 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: William Styron.

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In the shadow of the Korean War, a series of misfired mortar shells kill six men in a Marine camp during a training exercise, prompting the commanding officer to order a grueling punishment: a thirty-six mile march through the suffocating heat of the Carolina summer. Intended to beat discipline into the aging reservists, the march instead rankles Lieutenant Culver and Captain Mannix, whose growing resentment of the brutal trek leads to an ultimate, powerful act of rebellion. The Long March is a withering critique of a military system that leaves no room for dignity or personal identity. Told in part through flashbacks and dream sequences, the story is immersed in vivid language and philosophical reflection--a poignant defense of the individual in the face of attempted dehumanization.

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