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The other side of grief : the home front and the aftermath in American narratives of the Vietnam War

Author: Maureen Ryan
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2008.
Series: Culture, politics, and the Cold War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lingering aftereffects of the Vietnam War resonate to this day throughout American society: in foreign policy, in attitudes about the military and war generally, and in the contemporary lives of members of the so-called baby boom generation who came of age during the 1960s and early 1970s. While the best known personal accounts of the war tend to center on the experience of combat, Maureen Ryan's The Other Side  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ryan, Maureen, 1953-
Other side of grief.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)648809257
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Ryan
ISBN: 9781558496866 1558496866 9781558496859 1558496858
OCLC Number: 236082465
Description: xi, 340 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The Vietnam War and modern memory --
MIA in America: Vietnam aftermath narratives --
The other side of grief : American women writers and the Vietnam War --
Years of darkness : narratives by and about American prisoners of the Vietnam War --
The fugitive's hour : the counterculture and the Vietnam antiwar movement in American fiction --
Something strange and extravagant : personal histories by Vietnam antiwar movement activists --
People singing a sad song : Vietnamese exiles in American literature --
Conclusion. We were all there.
Series Title: Culture, politics, and the Cold War.
Responsibility: Maureen Ryan.
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Examines novels, short stories, memoirs, and films that document the Vietnam war's impact on the home front. This book focuses on the process of readjustment, on how the war continued to insinuate  Read more...

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