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Nothing ever dies : Vietnam and the memory of war

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. Exploring how this troubled memory works in Vietnam, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, and South Korea, the book deals specifically with the Vietnam War and also war in general. He reveals how war is a part of our identity, as individuals and as citizens of nations armed to the teeth. Venturing through literature, film,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Art and the war
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 9780674979840 0674979842
OCLC Number: 981978418
Description: viii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Just memory --
Part 1. Ethics: --
On remembering one's own --
On remembering others --
On the inhumanities --
Part 2. Industries: --
On war machines --
On becoming human --
On asymmetry --
Part 3. Aesthetics --
On victims and voices --
On true war stories --
On powerful memory --
Just forgetting.
Other Titles: Vietnam and the memory of war
Responsibility: Viet Thanh Nguyen.

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"All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. Exploring how this troubled memory works in Vietnam, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, and South Korea, the book deals specifically with the Vietnam War and also war in general. He reveals how war is a part of our identity, as individuals and as citizens of nations armed to the teeth. Venturing through literature, film, monuments, memorials, museums, and landscapes of the Vietnam War, he argues that an alternative to nationalism and war exists in art, created by artists who adhere to no nation but the imagination"--Provided by publisher.

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Impassioned yet forensic.--Peter Pierce"The Australian" (02/18/2017) This thought-provoking book is recommended for all students of the Vietnam War and those interested in historical memory.--Joshua Read more...

 
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