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The Vietnam Reader: The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War Paperback – Oct 20 1998


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  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor (Oct. 20 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385491182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385491181
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.5 x 4.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,594,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Sobotta on Aug. 28 2003
Format: Paperback
The title says it all: FICTION and NON FICTION and if you read the intro to this book it says that O'Nan is a teacher of Vietnam LITERATURE not history. The selections in the book are examples of popular vietnam some are fiction. The picture of the little girl and the napalm bombing is one of the most famous pictures concerning the war.
I think this book is a great overview of vietnam era literature and reccommend it to anyone interested in vietnam lit. It also contains photos, poetry, song lyrics ( remember country joe and the fish?), and commentary on several movies. it is also seperated into categories like the first major wave of work that came towards the end of the war and the second major wave of work which can about a decade after the war which gives a nice chronological view.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Feb. 21 2003
Format: Paperback
... O'Nan has put together some of the best literature written by Americans about the Vietnam War since the late '60s. A quick look at the table of contents should put anyone's doubts to rest--especially since O'Nan has included a generous amount of space to Tim O'Brien, certainly the finest American writer about the Vietnam War. I had two problems with this book, besides the fact that this should be available in hardback. 1) O'Nan has failed to include anything from Thom Jones's book "The Pugilist at Rest"--an excellent writer, close on O'Brien's tail in terms of sheer storytelling. 2) This book includes nothing by Vietnamese writers--which I find a huge oversight...
This book does not pretend to be history...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 17 1999
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Stewart O'Nan has managed to fashion a thematic collection of excerpts from many of the most significant literature to come out of the Vietnam War. These excerpts encourage a new generation to reasssess the war in the context of the nation's identity. O'Nan frames the excerpts within a chronology of when the works were first published. Also, O'Nan includes wonderful essays on the films that created our images of Vietnam. O'Nan's collection seems designed as a core textbook for any teacher who wants students to understand that the Vietnam War lives on in some of the best American writing. One drawback: only a few selections or perspectives from women writers or participants.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By david milne on Dec 10 1998
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THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THIS BOOK. AND ITS A BIG PROBLEM. IT'S ONLY IN PAPERBACK.
THIS IS A BOOK THAT SHOULD BE KEPT, READ, RE READ, AND THOUGHT ABOUT, FOR YEARS. IT SHOULD BE A REMINDER AND A TRIBUTE FOR AS LONG AS THE GENERATION THAT FOUGHT THE WAR, AND FOUGHT AGAINST IT, LIVES. TO DO THAT, IT SHOULD BE HARDBOUND.
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