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Odysseus in America : combat trauma and the trials of homecoming

Author: Jonathan Shay
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author draws parallels between the Odyssey and the experiences of Vietnam veterans after returning to the United States.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shay, Jonathan.
Odysseus in America.
New York : Scribner, c2002
(OCoLC)622822844
Named Person: Homer.; Homer.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Shay
ISBN: 0743211561 9780743211567 074321157X 9780743211574
OCLC Number: 50064845
Description: xvi, 329 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Odysseus among the rich civilians --
Pirate raid: staying in combat mode --
Lotus land: the flight from pain --
Cyclops: the flight from boredom --
Odysseus gets a leg up--
and falls on his face: the workplace --
A peaceful harbor: no safe place --
Witches, goddesses, queens, wives--
dangerous women --
Among the dead: memory and guilt --
What was the sirens' song?: truth as deadly addiction --
Scylla and Charybdis: dangers up, down, and sideways --
The sun god's beef: the blame game --
Above the whirlpool --
Calypso: Odysseus the sexaholic --
Odysseus at home --
Introduction --
From the clinic to the wall --
Lew Puller ain't on the wall --
Introduction --
Preventing psychological and moral injury in military service --
Odysseus as a military leader --
Conclusion --
Appendix I: a pocket guide to Homer's Odyssey --
Appendix II: information resources for Vietnam veterans and their families --
Appendix III: some proposals.
Responsibility: Jonathan Shay ; foreword by Max Cleland and John McCain.
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The author draws parallels between the Odyssey and the experiences of Vietnam veterans after returning to the United States.

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