The Vietnam Reader: The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War

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Stewart O'Nan
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 23, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 736 pages
The Vietnam Reader is a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. 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.

This authoritative and accessible volume is sure to become a classic reference, as well as indispensable and provocative reading for anyone who wants to know more about the war that changed the face of late-twentieth-century America.


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As expected, some good some poor, a few great -Brings back memories of both good and bas- with A few I don't want to think of, not even to myself. Read full review

THE VIETNAM READER: The Definitive Collection of American Fiction and Nonfiction On the War

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O'Nan, himself the author of a well-received novel about the struggles of a Vietnam vet to readjust to civilian life (The Names of the Dead, 1996), has compiled a lengthy, varied, and somewhat ... Read full review

Contents

GREEN ll
39
EARLY WORK
51
FIRST WAVE OF MAIOR WORK
113
FIRST WAVE OF MAIOR FILMS
257
SONGS
279
THE oRAL HISTORY BOOM
297
Ksrm WALKER A Piece of My Heart 1985
338
SECOND WAVE OF MAlOR FILMS
439
MEMOIRS
457
MASTERWORK
503
HOMECOMINC
539
MEMORY
613
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Stewart O'Nan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1961. He received a B. S. from Boston University in 1983 and received a M. F. A. in fiction from Cornell University in 1992. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace from 1984 to 1988. He has written several novels including The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, The Circus Fire, and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In the Walled City won the 1993 Due Heinz Literature Prize; Snow Angels won the 1993 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize; and The Names of the Dead won the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. Snow Angels was made into a feature film in 2007. In 1996, he was listed as one of Granta's best young American novelists.

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