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Author: James Jones Narrator: James Jones Publisher: Calliope Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Great American Authors Read from Their Works Series Release Date: August 2019 ISBN: 9781094095622
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The troubled infantryman Robert E. Lee Prewitt, one of the key characters in James Jones’ From Here to Eternity, is a former boxer and passionate bugler. His independence and intransigence lead to conflicts with his superior officers and ultimately to his tragic end.

In this recording, Jones reads the famous scene where Prewitt plays Taps at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. The passage is a masterpiece of writing, in which Taps becomes “the requiem of the common soldier.” Jones’ emotionally powerful reading brings out the loneliness, fear, dignity, and courage of the soldier’s lot.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had more talent than myself was James Jones. And he has also been the only writer of any time for whom I felt any love.”

    Norman Mailer, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A blockbuster of a book…raw and brutal and angry.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Few men write as effectively about the American army as James Jones.”

    Newsweek

  • “One of the great books of our time!”

    Newsday

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About the Author

Bernard Malamud (1914–1986) was an American author of novels and short stories. Born in Brooklyn and educated at Columbia University, he was one of the great American Jewish authors of the twentieth century. His 1966 novel The Fixer, about anti-Semitism in czarist Russia, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He also authored many short stories, winning a National Book Award for his collection The Magic Barrel. He was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction in 183. He taught English at Oregon State University from 1949 to 1961.