Fourteen Landing Zones: Approaches to Vietnam War Literature [NOOK Book]

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It is in the spirit of the LZ that the essayists in Fourteen Landing Zones approach the writings of the Vietnam War. These fourteen diverse and powerful works by some of today's leading critics in Vietnam studies begin to answer the question of how we will filter the writings of the Vietnam War—including fiction, poetry, drama, and memoirs. What will survive the process of critical acclaim and societal affirmation—and why? Included is an incisive introduction by Jason that provides an overview of the burgeoning ...

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Fourteen Landing Zones: Approaches to Vietnam War Literature

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Overview

It is in the spirit of the LZ that the essayists in Fourteen Landing Zones approach the writings of the Vietnam War. These fourteen diverse and powerful works by some of today's leading critics in Vietnam studies begin to answer the question of how we will filter the writings of the Vietnam War—including fiction, poetry, drama, and memoirs. What will survive the process of critical acclaim and societal affirmation—and why? Included is an incisive introduction by Jason that provides an overview of the burgeoning body of Vietnam War literature and its peculiar life in the literary and academic marketplace. This strong, often emotional volume will be of particular importance to all those interested in the literature of the Vietnam War, contemporary literature, and contemporary culture and history.

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"…a significant contribution to the study of the literature of the Vietnam War…Phil Jason's collection not only continues a critical dialogue but, in some instances, will also change the direction of the discussion."—William J. Searle

"…a solid book, combining sound traditional scholarship with challenging and innovative approaches to Vietnam writing as yet untried in critical media…the volume contributes significantly, I believe, to our critical literature on Vietnam writing."—Philip D. Beidler

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587291173
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1991
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 438 KB

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Intorduction JASON PHILIP K. A Different World: The Vietnam Veteran Novel Comes Home BONN MARIA S. “She's a Pretty Woman… for a Gook”: The Misogyny of the Vietnam War LAWSON JACQUELINE E. “Humping the Boonies”: Sex, Combat, and the Female in Bobbie Ann Mason's In Country KINNEY KATHERINE Resistance and Revision in Poetry by Vietnam War Veterans SMITH LORRIE Doing It Wrong Is Getting It Right: America's Vietnam War Drama, RINGNALDA DON Yossarian's Legacy: Catch-22 and the Vietnam War PRATT JOHN CLARK Conradian Darkness in John Clark Pratt's The Laotian Fragments AUBREY JAMES R. Vietnam and John Winthrop's Vision of Community GILMAN, JR. OWEN W. The (Hidden) Antiwar Activist in Vietnam War Fiction SMETAK JACQUELINE R. Realism, Verisimilitude, and the Depiction of Vietnam Veterans in In Country STEWART MATTHEW C. “A Hard Story to Tell”: The Vietnam War in Joan Didion's Democracy CHING STUART Darkness in the East: The Vietnam Novels of Takeshi Kaiko HEBERLE MARK A. Line of Departure: The Atrocity in Vietnam War Literature CRONIN CORNELIUS A. Speaking the Language of Pain: Vietnam War Literature in the Context of a Literature of Trauma TAL KALI
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