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The Vietnam Reader: The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War By Stewart O'Nan The Vietnam Reader The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War An extraordinary selection of the finest and best known art from the American war in Vietnam from Tim O Brien to Marvin Gaye from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry This authoritative and acce
  • Title: The Vietnam Reader: The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War
  • Author: Stewart O'Nan
  • ISBN: 9780385491181
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Vietnam Reader: The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War By Stewart O'Nan An extraordinary selection of the finest and best known art from the American war in Vietnam, from Tim O Brien to Marvin Gaye, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry.This authoritative and accessible volume includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, photography, and popular song lyrics from the Vietnam War era, covering a breadth of experiences and perspectiAn extraordinary selection of the finest and best known art from the American war in Vietnam, from Tim O Brien to Marvin Gaye, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry.This authoritative and accessible volume includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, photography, and popular song lyrics from the Vietnam War era, covering a breadth of experiences and perspectives Also included are incisive reader s questions useful for educators and book clubs in a volume that makes an essential contribution to a wider understanding of the Vietnam War.An indispensable and provocative read for anyone who wants to know about the war that changed the face of late twentieth century America.
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    About "Stewart O'Nan"

    1. Stewart O'Nan

      Stewart O Nan is the author of eleven novels, including Snow Angels and A Prayer for the Dying, a story collection, and two works of nonfiction His previous novel, Last Night at the Lobster, was a national bestseller, was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was named one of the New York Public Library Books to Remember Additionally, Granta named him one of the 20 Best Young American Novelists O Nan lives with his family in Avon, Connecticut Note Stewart O Nan published also the book A Good Day to Die under his pseudonym James Coltrane You ll find it here author show 5445945.James_Coltrane_Stewart_O_Nan_

    533 thoughts on “The Vietnam Reader: The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War”

    1. About as good a collection and summary as there could be of the literature up until that point in time of the Vietnam War I d be a little careful of using this book in a high school class on the literature of the Vietnam War The language and the violence could be an issue There is also the question brought up in the book whether or not there is such a thing as truthfully telling what happens in war I like how the editor even acknowledged that people lie about their war experiences, sort of like [...]


    2. Though these stories span generations and viewpoints, I was struck by how similar their themes were These selections are dominated by coming of age stories what editor Stewart O Nan described using the fancier term of bildungsroman, or German learning novel.I found these selections to be powerful and overwhelming dark, which isn t surprising considering the heartbreak and savagery of the Vietnam War It also jumped out to me how little the Vietnamese play a role in American accounts of the war.On [...]


    3. I read this when it came out, and it pointed me toward buying and reading several works I probably wouldn t have otherwise Of course, this work contains fiction and nonfiction, plus movie reviews, and song lyrics It is a noble effort indeed to try and waken the consciousness of some readers who would otherwise be ignorant of the important works herein, and or the Vietnam war era If O Nan s book helps the reading public to pick up other books on Vietnam, then he has succeeded admirably The movie [...]


    4. Excellent anthology of fiction, non fiction, poetry and even songs from the Vietnam War Editor Stewart O Nan made a great selection from the vast material that is out there Though I wouldn t agree with some of his selections did he really need to include the book that was the basis for U.S government touted movie The Green Berets , the breadth and diversity of his choices give a good sense of the war from the American soldiers point of view Especially valuable are the poetry of Yusef Kumanyakaa [...]


    5. A compilation of clips from works treating the Vietnam War, including letters, poetry, oral histories, works of fiction, short stories, etc This gives a well rounded look at writing that treats a very controversial period in US history From government hired journalists to soldiers on the frontline, to disabled vets living out the rest of their lives in government hospitals, this anthology provides a range of perspectives Very gruesome Very essential to understanding the Vietnam experience.


    6. If you want to know about Vietnam, and don t have the patience for Karnow s Vietnam a History, this is the place to start The selections include excerpts from novels, short stories, newspaper reports, lyrics and poems.I read this for the first time when preparing to teach a seminar about the Vietnam conflict, and I m rereading it now to prepare for another class My only quibble is that the book doesn t contain much of anything about the French war I don t think the American war makes much sense [...]


    7. Impressive in both depth and breadth of scope, this collection includes works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics in its balanced examination of the war from a variety of viewpoints Essential reading for those interested in the history and impact of the Vietnam war.


    8. This is a fantastic anthology of fiction, poems, and stories of the Vietnam War There are many authors in this book one of them is Tim O Brien who is a renowned Vietnam War author This is simply a fantastic look at the Vietnam War through a vet s eyes.


    9. How can one call this a great book, which it is, without feeling the pain of a very difficult era in American history In a nutshell, war is the ultimate human failure and a failed war without rationale is beyond failure.


    10. If I were a teacher putting together a unit on the Vietnam War, I would snatch up a copy of this immediately Poems, films, essays, bits of novels and memoirs, photographs, song lyrics all thematically organized and ready for classroom use.


    11. Not for the faint at heart Cruelly honest, with wrenching accounts, both fictional and otherwise I had to stop reading at several points because it was overwhelming And I ve read a lot of Vietnam literature.


    12. I have always loved books about the Vietnam War this was the book used in one of my classes in college and I have picked it up again trying to finish all of the stories I did not get a chance to read in the class.


    13. Biedt een duiding van alles wat verschenen is over de Vietnamoorlog op het gebied van proza, po zie, songteksten, films Daarom moeilijk te overschatten Als je jezelf een beeld wilt vormen van de verandering van de receptie van de Vietnamoorlog in de VS, is dit het boek dat je wilt lezen.





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