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Richard Bausch
An acknowledged master of the short story, Richard Bausch has written 11 novels and eight collections of short fiction. He has won two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund Writer's Award, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and... show more

An acknowledged master of the short story, Richard Bausch has written 11 novels and eight collections of short fiction. He has won two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund Writer's Award, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and The 2004 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story as well as the 2010 Dayton Peac Prize for his novel Peace. Before, During, After - a novel, is forthcoming.
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 6 years ago
Though I keep saying I'm done with the European theater of World War II—and I do a fair job keeping my distance—I am clearly not entirely done. A favorite author writes a phenomenal book about the subject. A story about something unrelated suddenly “goes there.” It's unavoidable. Mix my desire to re...
willemite
willemite rated it 11 years ago
As Michael Hedges might say, “War is a force that gives us meaning.” Richard Bausch’s Peace offers human character assaulted and revealed by the horror of war. In bleak 1944 Italy, after the Cassino invasion by the Allies, a reconnaissance company stops a farmer’s cart. A German soldier and whore j...
Ravings of a Book Junkie
Ravings of a Book Junkie rated it 11 years ago
As far as historical romances go, this book hits all the marks. Silly heroine, check. Chauvinistic, overbearing male protagonist, check. Flowery descriptions ad nauseam of their surroundings, yep. The plot of the amnesiac has been around for ages and is one of my least favorite plot devices. That, a...
carey
carey rated it 12 years ago
Beautifully written, evocative and thoughtful piece of work.
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 12 years ago
Often in short stories, it seems that plot is sacrificed for the sake of coming across as more "literary." Sometimes it is done well, and I can applaud the author; afterward, however, I remember nothing of the story (oh, that was the story where Sally woke up in the morning, put on her make-up and....
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