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Writing between the lines : an anthology on war and its social consequences

Author: Kevin Bowen; Bruce Weigl
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997.
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In this work, over 40 combat veterans, nurses, relief workers, journalists and other men and women who have seen the face of war, reflect on their experiences. It includes poetry, fiction and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Writing between the lines.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bowen; Bruce Weigl
ISBN: 1558490531 9781558490536 155849054X 9781558490543
OCLC Number: 34989948
Description: xxi, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Diane Levertov --
Introduction: Completing the circle / Kevin Bowen and Bruce Weigl. In country. Him on the bicycle / Bruce Weigl --
How to tell a true war story / Tim O'Brien --
The ivory comb / Nguyen Quang Sang --
From: Ugly deadly music / Larry Heinemann --
Fragile as a sun ray / Le Minh Khue --
Armed forces recruitment day, Albuquerque High School, 1962 / Leroy V. Quintana --
The first day, Headquarters Co., 101st Airborne, Phan Rang, Viet Nam / Leroy V. Quintana --
First encounter / Leroy V. Quintana --
Hearing the argument of the little prisoners / Van Le --
Disasters of war / Phil Caputo --
The sound of night / Cao Tien Le --
From: Fire and rain / Oswald Rivera --
From: A time far past / Le Luu --
Song of the hammock / Tran Dang Khoa --
Song of the moonlight and the Dan Bo / Tran Dang Khoa --
Drivers of lorries without windscreens / Pham Tien Duat --
Truong Son East, Truong Son West / Pham Tien Duat --
Tipping point / Fred Marchant --
Connections: Vermont Vietnam (I) / Grace Paley --
Connections: Vermont Vietnam (II) / Grace Paley. Aftermath. The incense smell on New Year's Eve / Van Le --
Shell shock / Gloria Emerson --
Words for my daughter / John Balaban --
For the Missing in Action / John Balaban --
White circle / Pham Tien Duat --
In the labor market at Giang Vo / Pham Tien Duat --
Sitting with the Buddhist monks in Hue, 1967 / Bruce Weigl --
Waiting / Huu Thinh --
In Phan Thiet / Huu Thinh --
Making the children behave / W.D. Ehrhart --
A walk in the garden of Heaven / George Evans --
Manuel is quiet sometimes / Martín Espada --
Memorial Day at the Viet Coffee House / Martín Espada --
From novel in progress: Over there is the horizon / To Nhuan Vy --
Knowing / Marilyn McMahon --
Wounds of war / Marilyn McMahon --
Beggars of the past / Chu Lai --
From: Lost armies / Wayne Karlin --
Playing basketball with the Viet Cong / Kevin Bowen --
The slope of life / Nguyen Mong Giac --
Do Len / Nguyen Duy --
Moonlight / Nguyen Duy --
From: Chickenhawk: back in the world / Robert Mason --
An old story / Nguy Ngu --
Returning the missing / Lamont Steptoe --
Parts / Lamont Steptoe --
Survivors / Lamont Steptoe --
The examples / Nguyen Quang Thieu --
Outside the Blue Nile / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Facing it / Yusef Komunyakaa. Across borders. It was a ragged squadron / Daisy Zamora --
Surreptitious encounter with Joaquin Pasos / Daisy Zamora --
Urgent message to my mother / Daisy Zamora --
From: Testimony: death of a Guatemalan village / Victor Montejo --
Matters of the heart / W.D. Ehrhart --
Responsibility / W.D. Ehrhart --
From: Mother tongue / Demetria Martínez --
The extremely funny gun salesman / Luis López-Nieves --
Miami Beach farmer / Larry Rottmann --
One night in January / Larry Rottmann --
From: The angel of history / Carolyn Forché --
The garden Shukkei-en / Carolyn Forché --
Gisela Brüning / Lloyd Schwartz --
Malebolge / Fred Marchant --
We're substance now and time / Tino Villanueva --
From: Scene from the movie "Giant" / Tino Villanueva --
The other Alamo / Martín Espada --
Them / Martha Collins --
Rain / Martha Collins --
The border / Martha Collins --
What makes us think we are only here / Harry Mattison --
In San Salvador (I) / Grace Paley. Going back. Going back / Lynda Van Devanter --
Fever dream in Ha Noi / Bruce Weigl --
A reed boat / Yusef Komunyakaa --
The Hanoi market / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Nui Ba Den: Black Virgin Mountain / Kevin Bowen --
The arts of love and hydrology as practiced in Hanoi / Kevin Bowen --
River music / Kevin Bowen --
The snail gatherers of Co Loa Thanh / Kevin Bowen --
That country / Grace Paley --
The house on Lotus Pond / Lady Borton. Mountains and rivers: works from Vietnam. Poems from captured documents. The couple of the mountains --
Hope --
Despair --
My thoughts. Folk poetry: Ca Dao Vietnam. The pole at the village pagoda --
The colonial troops transport --
Ship of redemption --
Phoenixes and sparrows. Tavern by a mountain stream / Ho Xuan Huong --
The Lieu Quan School of Vietnamese Buddhism / Do Quy Toan Do --
Nonattachment / Nguyen Ba Chung --
Parting / Nguyen Ba Chung --
White circles revisited / Nguyen Ba Chung --
The path / Nguyen Ba Chung --
Motion / Nguyen Quang Thieu --
The Inn of Snake Alcohol / Nguyen Quang Thieu --
Time / Nguyen Quang Thieu --
On the highway / Nguyen Quang Thieu --
New students, old teacher / Nguyen Quang Thieu --
Those days of happiness / Nguyen Khai --
The alabaster stork / Tran Dang Hoa --
Quang Tri / Van Le --
New Year fireworks / Nguyen Duy --
Red earth, blue water / Nguyen Duy --
A small song of peace / Nguyen Duy.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Kevin Bowen & Bruce Weigl ; foreword by Denise Levertov.
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