Download James Jones Reading from The Thin Red Line: From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2 Audiobook

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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: 9781094095677
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The Thin Red Line, Jones’ second war novel, is set in Guadalcanal and is notable for its explicit and harrowing depiction of battle. As in From Here to Eternity, its characters are enlisted men and officers who feel trapped in a situation they can neither control nor often understand. The book is a telling commentary on the violence done to soldiers, as well as by them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Brutal, direct, and powerful…The men are real, the words are real, death is real, imminent and immediate.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A rare and splendid accomplishment…Strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever written.”

    Newsweek

  • “[A] major novel of combat in World War II…reminiscent of Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage.”

    Christian Science Monitor

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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.