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Nothing ever dies : Vietnam and the memory of war

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, [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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 9780674660342 067466034X
OCLC Number: 923017640
Description: viii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Just memory --
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 Part 1.
Responsibility: Viet Thanh Nguyen.

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Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer comes a  Read more...

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"Nothing Ever Dies" provides the fullest and best explanation of how the Vietnam War has become so deeply inscribed into national memory. Nguyen s elegant prose is at once deeply personal, sweepingly Read more...

 
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