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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

by Viet Thanh Nguyen


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Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674660342
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/11/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,092,493
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Viet Thanh Nguyen is Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Just Memory 4


1 On Remembering One's Own 23

2 On Remembering Others 47

3 On the Inhumanities 71


4 On War Machines 103

5 On Becoming Human 129

6 On Asymmetry 156


7 On Victims and Voices 193

8 On True War Stories 223

9 On Powerful Memory 251

Just Forgetting 279

Epilogue 301

Notes 307

Works Cited 330

Acknowledgments 353

Credits 357

Index 361

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