Bao Ninh

Bao Ninh is a Vietnamese novelist best known for his novel 'The Sorrow of War', which provides a poignant and personal perspective on the Vietnam War.


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  1. 1. The Sorrow Of War

    The book is a poignant tale about a North Vietnamese soldier, Kien, and his experiences during and after the Vietnam War. It's a graphic and emotional exploration of the traumas of war, the loss of innocence, and the struggle to make sense of life post-conflict. The narrative is non-linear, shifting between his horrific war experiences, his post-war life in Hanoi, and his attempt to come to terms with his past. The novel also highlights the broader societal impact of the war, particularly on the Vietnamese people.

    The 2167th Greatest Book of All Time