Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Michael Ondaatje's six favorite books about war

Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient won the Booker Prize in 1992 and the Golden Man Booker in 2018; Anil’s Ghost won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize, and the Prix Médicis. His latest novel is Warlight.

At The Week magazine Ondaatje tagged six favorite books about war, including:
The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth (1932)

One of the 20th century's great historical novels, The Radetzky March follows three generations of an Austrian family caught up in military campaigns, but it is much more intimate than military, and it captures three eras brilliantly.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue