The Long March ; And, In the Clap Shack

The Long March ; And, In the Clap Shack

Book - 1993
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Two works about soldiers in a time of dubious peace by a writer of eloquence and moral authority. With stylistic panache and vitriolic wit, Styron depicts conflicts between men of somewhat more than average intelligence and the military machine. In The Long March, a novella, two Marine reservists fight to retain their dignity while on a grueling exercise staged by a posturing colonel. The uproariously funny play In the Clap Shack charts the terrified passage of a young recruit through the prurient inferno of a Navy hospital VD ward. In both works, Styron wages a gallant defense of the free individual--and serves up a withering indictment of a system that has no room for individuality or freedom.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1993.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780679736752
0679736751
Branch Call Number: FICTION Styron William
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: In the clap shack.
Long march.

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