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  • Author:
    Richard Bausch
  • ISBN:
    0307268330
  • ISBN13:
    978-0307268334
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  • Publisher:
    Knopf (April 15, 2008)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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    Genre Fiction
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Richard Bausch (born April 18, 1945) is an American novelist and short story writer, and Professor in the Writing Program at Chapman University in Orange, California.

Richard Bausch (born April 18, 1945) is an American novelist and short story writer, and Professor in the Writing Program at Chapman University in Orange, California. He has published twelve novels, eight short story collections, and one volume of poetry and prose. from George Mason University, and an . from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Italy, near Cassino, in the terrible winter of 1944

Italy, near Cassino, in the terrible winter of 1944. 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 jump out. The German shoots and kills two soldiers before being himself shot dead by a GI. A sergeant shoots the German whore, who is screaming and struggling, even though she presents no threat to the As Michael Hedges might say, War is a force that gives us meaning.

Richard Bausch is an extraordinary writer. For decades he has been producing taut, dark, funny, heartbreaking and mildly hypnotic prose - 11 novels, seven short-story collections, the occasional poem. And yet, somehow, the UK doesn't quite know him.

Richard Bausch has written a near perfect novel about war, in this case World War II, that period of world history that continues to engage writers and readers alike. Peace by Richard Bausch is an outstanding WW II novel. Three American soldiers and their guide, an old Italian man, are sent on a reconnaissance mission in Italy in 1944. Most of the story takes place on one awful winter night and unfolds through the eyes of Marson. I read it over Memorial Day Weekend, and found Bausch's writing exquisite, and the story haunting and utterly believable.

Richard Bausch's PEACE (2008) is a novel of WWII, narrowly focused on three American soldiers, recent witnesses to the cold blooded murder of a woman, perpetrated by their sergeant. Пользовательский отзыв - chrisblocker - LibraryThing. 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.

This is the setting for Richard Bausch’s 11th novel, a short, bleakly brilliant one-act drama depicting the futility .

This is the setting for Richard Bausch’s 11th novel, a short, bleakly brilliant one-act drama depicting the futility and moral complexity of combat. If they talk about war at all, veterans quite often recall one moment of revealing horror, when civilized behavior lurched out of kilter and the sheer nastiness of what ordinary men were doing to one another was suddenly illuminated. Peace begins with such a moment.

Richard Bausch is a master of the intimate moment, of the ways we seek to make lasting connections to one another and to the world

Richard Bausch is a master of the intimate moment, of the ways we seek to make lasting connections to one another and to the world. Few writers evoke the complexities of love as subtly, and few capture the poignancy of the sudden insight or the rhythms of ordinary conversation with such delicacy and humor. Richard Bausch calls this, his tenth novel, "a love comedy with sorrows. The story is set in the small Virginia valley town of Point Royal, where several of Bausch's other novels and many of his stories take place. It is 1999; predictions of catastrophe blare on the radio, and religious fanaticism is everywhere on the rise.

Richard Bausch is the author of twelve novels and eight previous volumes of short stories. He is a recipient of the REA Award For The Short Story, the PEN/Malamud Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Award, the Literatur. ore about Richard Bausch. Bausch slips you so smoothly and unnervingly into the world of these young soldiers on patrol that you won’t quite know how you got there.

By Richard Bausch (Tuskar Rock £1. 9). Peace is set in Italy, 1944. By Helen Brown Updated: 14:02 GMT, 18 August 2009. A small American foot patrol advances grimly into the icy rain as the Germans retreat, until a sudden skirmish leaves a young woman dead by the roadside. As her blood seeps silently into the waterlogged mud, three soldiers are sent. ahead up a treacherous mountain with only an elderly Italian of dubious loyalties to guide them. And many readers will also close this book in a deep, questioning silence: one they'll hear echoed in the streets of Wootton Bassett as our flag-draped coffins pass through.

From the prize-winning novelist and world-renowned short story writer, recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Academy Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, a powerful novel about war, trust, and salvation that begs to be read in a single sitting.Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers are sent on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a steep hill that they discover, before very long, to be a mountain. And the old man’s indeterminate loyalties only add to the terror and confusion that engulf them on that mountain, where they are confronted with the horror of their own time—and then set upon by a sniper.Taut and propulsive—with its spare language, its punishing landscape, and the keenly drawn portraits of the three young soldiers at its center—Peace is a feat of economy, compression, and imagination, a brutal and unmistakably contemporary meditation on the corrosiveness of violence, the human cost of war, and the redemptive power of mercy.

Mitars Riders
I've read this book twice & chose it for our group's December book. First, it's highly readable & relatively short, which fits in well with busy December doings. The writing is gritty as it follows Allied soldiers in WWII in the mountains of Italy who do not know who are their friends & who are their enemies. Snipers and informants abound, yet the writing is sensitive and the reader finds she really connects with the soldiers. Peace won the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction of American Library Association. We had a lively discussion about its contents, characters and the repercussions of war. I recommend it highly.
Dianaghma
Breathtaking. I couldn't put this book down and still recall several scenes with vivid detail. A page turner filled with both poetry and pain, specific emotion that slivers into the heart and stays put. Absolutely gorgeous.
Dog_Uoll
This book, set in WWII, covers timeless themes such as friendship, prejudice, nationalism, love, loss and futility. It's short but very well written and flows well. It's worth reading.
Shalinrad
Richard Bausch has written a near perfect novel about war, in this case World War II, that period of world history that continues to engage writers and readers alike. Three American soldiers and their guide, an old Italian man, are sent on a reconnaissance mission in Italy in 1944. Most of the story takes place on one awful winter night and unfolds through the eyes of Marson. He is twenty-seven, from Washington D.C, in charge of the other two soldiers, and has a wife back home and a child whom he has never seen, whose "little cracked photo" he carries with him at all times. The other two G.I.'s are Asch, who is Jewish, from Boston and married to a woman 15 years his senior and Joyner, a single nineteen-year-old from Michigan who likes neither African Americans, Jews or Catholics. Angelo, the seventy-year-old enigmatic Italian, completes this foursome. These four men from four different parts of the world are thrown together by combat; and their lives, if they survive, will be forever changed by this night.

What Mr. Bausch gives the reader in this short novel of 171 pages is a picture of every war. Some men do cowardly things while others, left to their own devices, show both individual and collective courage under the worst of conditions. Although these men are frightened and are young and far from home and family, they do what they have to do. Certain scenes from this novel reminded me of another fine novel about this era, Tony Earley's THE BLUE STAR and even Mary Tillman's sorrowful nonfiction book BOOTS ON THE GROUND BY DUSK.

Mr. Bausch's language is spare and completely appropriate for his bleak subject in this richly nuanced novel where the characters come alive on every page. His discription of Marson's leave-taking from his family, so powerful and beautifully written, touches a chord in all of us who have ever left the comfortable nest of home for whatever reason: "It came to him [Marson] that he had taken this scene, this street, these people, for granted, had simply accepted all of it, and them, as his world. He had a thought: this is the surround. Just the word, surround, in that sentence, seemed freighted with new meaning. It could not be spelled any other way, was not the word surroundings. It was a different word. It was his life itself, containing his home, these parked cars, this house, this sky. . . It caught his breath."

PEACE will speak to you on many levels. I have only read previously the novel VIOLENCE by this writer. I suspect that the loss is mine.
Silver Globol
Peace by Richard Bausch is an outstanding WW II novel. I read it over Memorial Day Weekend, and found Bausch's writing exquisite, and the story haunting and utterly believable.
MeGa_NunC
This is a beautifully crafted novel, somewhere north of a short-story, but still a satisfying, rich read. The prose is spare, the feelings and insights intense, the characters briefly drawn but memorable. I couldn't put the book down, and reread chapters several times, amazed at the author's ability to say so much in so few words. Highly recommended. This is a story that stays with you.
Celen
Much discussion about the future of the literary novel (as opposed to airport bookstall blockbuster) in this age of blogs, essays, television art, arty cinema and the rest. Bausch's "Peace" is a thoroughly old-fashioned novel. Finely-written (Hemingway would have tipped his hat), it tells a STORY about men at WAR. Not my favourite genre but, of its sort, as good as it gets.

Joe Roeber
Excellent short novel, tight, taught and well written. Leaves you with the sense of being on the mountain with them.