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Late Thoughts on an Old War

Late Thoughts on an Old War

The Legacy of Vietnam

by Philip D. Beidler
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/11/2013
RRP  $36.30 $35.35
Vietnam veteran Philip D. Beidler brings back the war through chapters on its vocabulary, music, literature, and film. His catalog of soldier slang reveals how finely a tour of Vietnam could hone one's sense of absurdity. His survey of the war's pop hits looks for meaning in the soundtrack many veterans still hear in their heads. Beidler also explains how ""Viet Pulp"" literature about snipers, tunnel rats, and other hard-core types has pushed aside masterpieces like Duong Thu Huong's ""Novel without a Name"". Likewise we learn why the movie ""The Deer Hunter"" doesn't ""get it"" about Vietnam but why ""Platoon"" and ""We Were Soldiers"" sometimes nearly do. Drawing on deeply personal memories, Beidler reflects on the war's lingering aftereffects and the shallow, evasive ways we deal with them.
ISBN:
9780820330013
9780820330013
Category:
European history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x16mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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