Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ten of the best battles in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best battles in literature.

One title on the list:
War and Peace, by Tolstoy

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky is badly wounded fighting with the Russian army at the Battle of Austerlitz. As he lies injured he gazes up at the sky and begins to understand the pointlessness of the struggle in which he is involved.
Read about the other books on the list.

War and Peace also appears among Ann Shevchenko's top ten novels set in Moscow, Karl Marlantes' top ten war stories, Niall Ferguson's five most important books, Norman Mailer's top ten works of literature, and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best floggings in fiction and ten of the best literary explosions.

--Marshal Zeringue