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The Great Fire
The Great Fire
Author: Shirley Hazzard
From The New Yorker: — Hazzard is nothing if not discriminating. Hierarchies of feeling, perception, and taste abound in her writing, and this novelher first in more than twenty yearstakes on the very notion of what it means to be civilized. The fire of the title refers primarily to the atomic bombing of Japan, but also to the possibility of tran...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781402571916
ISBN-10: 1402571917
Pages: 407
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Publisher: RB Large Print
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This book has won many awards, including the National Book Award, and Shirley Hazzard's prose can be wonderful. For me, it was a little bit of a struggle to read through the entire book. Much of the story centers on an unlikely love story in the East, immediately after WW II.
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