"There It Is": Narratives of the Vietnam War

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"There It Is": Narratives of the Vietnam War

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About the book


This book provides a critical survey of the literature on the Vietnam War and is intended both for academic and general readers. Earlier works of this kind constantly recycled criticism of a half-dozen of the same works. In this study, the aim was to discuss a much greater number of works, including a few that have never been discussed. To appeal to non-academic readers, Lit-Crit jargon was kept to a minimum, and parallels with earlier works of war literature, especially those of the two world wars, were established.
The author

About the author

Tom Burns graduated in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, and has a doctorate in Literatures in English from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He is professor of Literature in English at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and co-founder of the Núcleo de Estudos de Guerra e Literatura (Center of Studies of War and Literature) at that institution.



“The book ‘There it is’: Narratives of the Vietnam War is a fine result of years of research and dedication. Co-editor of works such as Literatura e guerra [Literature and War] (2010; Ed. UFMG); Revisiting 20th Century Wars: New Readings of Modern Armed Conflicts in Literature and Image Media (2012; ibidem); and War and Literature: Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts (2014; ibidem), Tom Burns, one of our main researchers in the field of studies of the relation of literature and war, gives the reader a competent critical study on the Vietnam War (1955–1975) through an analysis of a large number of both fictional and non-fictional narratives, including autobiographical works. This book is both a broad and detailed study of works in English and offers the reader the literary wealth of one of the principal armed conflicts of the 20th century.”—Professor Elcio Cornelsen, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Tom Burns
Number of pages 686
Language English
Publication date Sep 6, 2021
Weight (kg) 0.8930
ISBN-13 9783838215617