Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery

Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery

by Doug Anderson

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ISBN-13: 9780393071450
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/13/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 485 KB

About the Author

Doug Anderson, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, teaches at the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus and lives in Hartford.

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Keep Your Head Down: A Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SuzanneMcConnell More than 1 year ago
I can't put this memoir down. It will speak to anyone who's interested in the trajectory from self-bewilderment to actualization. It will especially speak to vets, baby-boomers, alcoholics, anyone in the arts. The section on Vietnam competes with the best literature about it: puts you there, makes you understand the fear and disorientation. Anderson captures the sixties and seventies through his own odyssey. A terrific mix of the interior and exterior, his journey is hard won. It makes me want to keep on keeping on. A poet and actor, Anderson applies those talents as a writer. His ear for the right word, and his concision and sense of dramatic timing are superb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this memoir, one finds a prose narrative that continues on with the themes found in his two extraordinary volumes of poetry, The Moon Reflected Fire and Blues for Unemployed Secret Police. Whether depicting the insanity of the Viet Nam war or the complexities of early adolescence, whether revisiting a hippie bash in Tucson or a pack of unslept marine corp officers in Que Son valley, whether immersed in the roiling connection between sex and love or lack thereof, Anderson's eye for the truth is equally tender and unsparing. This prose is unmarked with sentimentality yet charged with a heart whose course we are privileged to follow as it winds from childhood into early manhood as an artist and a veteran of war.