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Acts and shadows : the Vietnam War in American literary culture

By focusing on representations of combat and life in the battlefield, first-generation Vietnam literature strove to give testimony, to write history. Later writings reveal the war's deep and far-reaching impact on the American psyche. This text is divided into two reflecting these two stages.
Print Book, English, ©2000
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, Md., ©2000
Criticism, interpretation, etc
vii, 183 pages ; 24 cm
9780847699568, 9780847699575, 0847699560, 0847699579
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Acts Chapter 3 Vision and Tradition Chapter 4 Sexism and Racism in Vietnam War Fiction Chapter 5 Joe Haldeman and the Wounds of War Chapter 6 Vietman As Noise Part 7 Shadows Chapter 8 Vietnamese in America Chapter 9 Hard-Boiled Nam I: The Vietnam War in Detective Fiction Chapter 10 Hard-Boiled Nam II: James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux Chapter 11 Vietnam War Themes in Korean War Literature Chapter 12 Going Back to Go Forward Part 13 Coda: Teaching War Literature Chapter 14 Teaching the Literature of War or Teaching the War through Literature Chapter 15 Representations of War in Ethics Education