American writers of the Vietnam War W.D. Ehrhart, Larry Heinemann, Tim O"Brien, Walter McDonald, John M. Del Vecchio

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  • Ehrhart, W. D. -- 1948-,
  • Heinemann, Larry,
  • O"Brien, Tim, -- 1946-,
  • McDonald, Walter,
  • Del Vecchio, John M., -- 1948-,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography -- Sources,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the war

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Statementedited by Ronald Baughman
SeriesDictionary of literary biography -- v. 9
ContributionsBaughman, Ronald, 1940-
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 421 p. :
Number of Pages421
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16933826M
ISBN 10081037580X

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Ten authors to read on the Vietnam War USATODAY Enough books - novels and non-fiction - have been published about the Vietnam War and. Vietnam War literature is a prolific canon of literature that consists primarily of works by American authors, but it is global in scope in its inclusion of texts from writers of other nationalities like Australia, France, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

The war’s literature first emerged in the s during the Cold War when Americans were serving as advisors to the French and the Vietnamese in literary works Author: Catherine Calloway. Vietnam War Books: Fiction. The Sympathizer by Viet Thang Nguyen. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh.

Close Quarters by Larry Heinemann. Dirty Work by Larry Brown. The Quiet American by Graham Author: Tracy Shapley. You’re recommending books about the Vietnam War. Tell me about the first book on your list, A Rumor of War (). Philip Caputo was a marine who later became a very well-known journalist.

In my mind it’s one of the first really well-written books that describe the moral ambiguities and difficulties faced by a young marine officer in this particular war. The book is “not only a splendid account of a conflict often forgotten in the aftermath of America’s war in Vietnam, but it also speaks to the debate that continues to rage among military experts on the nature of the two wars in Indochina and the proper ways to fight them,” wrote George Herring, the author of America’s Longest War.

and Vietnam Veteran Writers. Philip Caputo His acclaimed memoir of Vietnam, A Rumor of War, is widely regarded as a classic in the literature of war. Chester Cooper Unlike the majority of men in either the Johnson or Nixon administrations, Cooper constantly encouraged a political solution over a military solution to the conflict in Vietnam.

Taking 30 years to write and drawing on his own experiences as a marine in Vietnam, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War was written by Karl Marlantes follows the men of Bravo Company, Fifth Marine Division, and paints a dark picture of war.

The first side focuses on the boredom and meaningless nature of war, full of hiking, building outposts and : Andrew Kingsford-Smith. American writers of the Vietnam War: W.D.

Ehrhart, Larry Heinemann, Tim O'Brien, Walter McDonald, John M. Del Vecchio. [Ronald Baughman;] Your Web browser is. In contrast with American writers such as Tim O’Brien, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford, Joan Didion, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Bobbie Ann Mason, who focus primarily on how Americans perceived the war and its affect on American society, three Korean writers, Hwang Suk-young, Park Young-han, and Ahn Junghyo, testify that the war also played a crucial role in 4/5(1).

Dog Soldiers won the National Book Award for Fiction, the first Vietnam War novel to do so. But it wasn’t the last. But it wasn’t the last. James Webb. In the Fiction section, you will find the best books on Vietnam war, other Vietnam bestseller novels as well as novels set in Vietnam. One of my favourites from this list is ‘The Beauty of Humanity Movement’, it might be an oldie but it is a great book that tells an interesting story about key characters and their lives in old Vietnam.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, PBS will begin airing “The Vietnam War,” a part, hour documentary by Ken Burns and his creative partner Lynn Novick. For those of you interested in books Author: Susan Ellingwood. The Perimeter of Light: Short Fiction and Other Writing About the Vietnam War edited by Vivian Vie Balfour This collection offers solid writing as well as a variety of perspectives on the Vietnam War -- civilian and military, past and present.

The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Many of the authors that served in various real-life wars (and survived) wrote stories that are at least somewhat based on their own experiences. Some of them are outright memoirs or fictionalized accounts of their exploits. Tolkien, Lancashire Fusiliers, served in trench warfare at Somme Valley, Battle at Thiepval Ridge and assault on.

anti–Vietnam War movement, domestic and international reaction (–73) in opposition to U.S. policy during the Vietnam the four years following passage of the Tonkin Gulf resolution (Aug., ), which authorized U.S. military action in Southeast Asia, the American air war intensified and troop levels climbed to overOpposition to the war grew as.

In a way, The Vietnam War is the culmination of nearly 50 years’ worth of documentaries about one of the most complicated and difficult chapters in the history of the 20th century. Because the. The Vietnam War in Literature and Film The United States's involvement in the Vietnam War, which ended in April, when the last American.

Drafted as young men, each of them would endure the hardships of a soldier’s life and carry those memories long after the war ended. At once a moving account of the Vietnam War and a meditation on the power of the human spirit, The Things They Carried has been a classic of American literature since its publication in Some of the better literature of the war is unambiguously nonfiction: Gloria Emerson's Winners and Losers, which won the National Book Award, is a collection of pieces by an award-winning correspondent for the New York Times which gives voice to the Vietnamese views of the war as well as American ones.

The literature about the Vietnam War, as raw and real as it was, seems to have faded from view. Unlike great war fiction— The Red and the Black, The Red Badge of Courage, War and Peace, All Quiet on the Western Front, and A Farewell to Arms —that is read for generations, becoming part of a literary culture, the Vietnam novels and memoirs.

The book is not like what American writers have written about the Vietnam War, and it’s not like what Vietnamese Americans have written about this war and this history. Vietnam War in Literature A vast body of literature has been dedicated to the Vietnam War (), including scientific research volumes, fiction stories, autobiographical accounts and poetry.

This literature, although dealing mostly with the participation of the United States in the war and the consequences of this, is not solely of American. An important early study of the war and its literature.

Looks at the way that the Vietnam War and its texts—fiction, memoir, and film—have challenged us to reconsider the traditional American myth of the frontier hero, which has been disrupted by the war. Herzog, Tobey C. Vietnam War Stories: Innocence Lost. London: Routledge, Viet Thanh Nguyen Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America.

His stories have appeared in Best New American Voices, TriQuarterly, Narrative, and the Chicago Tribune and he is the author of the novel The Sympathizer, and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory teaches English and American Studies at the University of Southern.

The Best of American Heritage: Vietnam War Kindle Edition by Edwin S. Grosvenor (Author)/5(30). Like a lot of Americans, writer Mark Bowden is looking forward to “The Vietnam War,” the new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that debuts tonight on PBS. Non-fiction [ edit ] Addicted to War – Joel Andreas,An American Ordeal: The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era – Charles DeBenedetti, The Armies of the Night – Norman Mailer non-fiction novel, Welcome to Alpha History’s selection of Vietnam War books.

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All prices include free worldwide delivery. There were a few exceptions. Tran Van Dinh was a former diplomat from the South, the Republic of Vietnam, who stayed in America and wrote two novels dealing with the Vietnam War, “No Passenger.

In the vast literature on the Vietnam War, much has been written about the antiwar movement and its influence on U.S. policy and politics. In this book, Sandra Scanlon shifts attention to those Americans who supported the war and explores the war’s impact on the burgeoning conservative political movement of the s and early s.

Get this from a library. Narratives of the Vietnam War by Korean and American writers. [Jinim Park] -- "This book explores diverse cultural issues of the Vietnam War, including body, race, gender, and nation, based on the experiences of Koreans and Americans.

In contrast with American writers such as. In January of we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops.

Yet we had authorized air support until August Vietnam War Era: Books. This collection of essays drawn from a symposium examines the traumatic impact of the Vietnam War on American institutions, the country of Vietnam, American and Vietnamese women, and American literature and music.

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Chapter The Vietnam War Years American Literature: Literature of the Vietnam War. Use the Web sites below to research personal accounts of the Vietnam War, such as interviews, letters, and essays.

Copy several excerpts you find particularly interesting or moving and assemble them in a book. A Rumor Of War, Philip Caputo "To call it the best book about Vietnam is to trivialise it." Vietnam: The Necessary War, Michael Lind "If you only read one book on the Vietnam war, this is it.".

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from “Book Review Roundtable: Lost Opportunities in Vietnam,” from our sister publication, the Texas National Security Review. Be sure to check out the full roundtable. Max Boot, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam (New York: Liveright, ).

Could the United States have won in Vietnam. The result is a fascinating look at the consequences the Vietnam War had not just on the men who fought it, but also on American society and politics. These thirteen books are by no means the only. Across The Pond by Michael McCormick is the story of a young American who fights in Vietnam for his country, but is rejected when he returns from the war.

The author, based the story on his experience as a U.S. Marine who served in combat in Vietnam. In the foreword for the book. Long before Chris Kyle penned "American Sniper," Carlos Hathcock was already a legend.

He taught himself to shoot as a boy, as did Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. He had dreamed of being a US Marine his whole life, and he enlisted in at just 17 years old. Hathcock was an excellent. Reading the Wind: The Literature of the Vietnam War [Timothy J.

Lomperis and John Clark Pratt]. The decade following the American defeat in Vietnam has been filled with doubts about American politics and values, confusion over the lessons of the war.

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