Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien

Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien

by Alex Vernon
     
 

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As the world enters a new century, as it embarks on new wars and sees new developments in the waging of war, reconsiderations of the last century’s legacy of warfare are necessary to our understanding of the current world order. In Soldiers Once and Still, Alex Vernon looks back through the twentieth century in order to confront issues of self and community in… See more details below

Overview

As the world enters a new century, as it embarks on new wars and sees new developments in the waging of war, reconsiderations of the last century’s legacy of warfare are necessary to our understanding of the current world order. In Soldiers Once and Still, Alex Vernon looks back through the twentieth century in order to confront issues of self and community in veterans’ literature, exploring how war and the military have shaped the identities of Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O’Brien, three of the twentieth century’s most respected authors. Vernon specifically explores the various ways war and the military, through both cultural and personal experience, have affected social and gender identities and dynamics in each author’s work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587294877
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Alex Vernon graduated from West Point in 1989 and, shortly thereafter, served in the first Gulf War. Coauthor of The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War, winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, and editor of Arms and the Self: War, the Military, and Autobiographical Writing, he teaches American literature and writing at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

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