Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:20PM
National Book Foundation

The Light Infantry Ball

By Hamilton Basso

Original Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Philip Roth for Goodbye, Columbus

Fiction Judges That Year: Kay Boyle, Brendan Gill, Alexander Laing, William Peden, Charles J. Rolo

The Year in Literature:

More Information: The Light Infantry Ball is the prequel to Basso’s The View from Pompey’s Head, which was a Fiction Finalist in 1955.


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