The Other Side of Grief: The Home Front and the Aftermath in American Narratives of the Vietnam War

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A wide-ranging critical assessment of the cultural impact of America's longest war
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Dr. Michael Mays
The Other Side of Grief brilliantly explores the effects of the Vietnam War across an astonishing range of narratives, tracing the impact of war on the home front from its immediate aftermath through the present moment. In its scope and insight, it's a genuinely remarkable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558496859
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Series: Culture, Politics and the Cold War Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Vietnam War and Modern Memory 1

Chapter 1 MIA in America: Vietnam Aftermath Narratives 13

Chapter 2 The Other Side of Grief: American Women Writers and the Vietnam War 60

Chapter 3 Years of Darkness: Narratives by and about American Prisoners of the Vietnam War 98

Chapter 4 The Fugitive's Hour: The Counterculture and the Vietnam Antiwar Movement in American Fiction 152

Chapter 5 Something Strange and Extravagant: Personal Histories by Vietnam Antiwar Movement Activists 206

Chapter 6 People Singing a Sad Song: Vietnamese Exiles in American Literature 252

Conclusion: We Were All There 294

Notes 301

Works Cited 313

Index 331

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