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"Written with precise skill and beautifully controlled power. The translation by Ivan Morris is outstanding."—The New York TimesWinner of the 1952 Yomiuri PrizeFires on the PlainThis haunting novel explores the complete degradation and isolation of a man by war. Fires on the Plain is set on the island of Leyte in the Philippines during World War II, where the Japanese army is disintegrating under the hammer blows of the American landings. Within this larger disintegration is another, that...
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