Search and Clear: Critical Responses to Selected Literature and Films of the Vietnam War

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William J. Searle
Popular Press, 1988 - 215 pages
Search and Clear demonstrates that the seeds of war were implicit in American culture, distinguishes between literature spawned by Vietnam and that of other conflicts, reviews the literary merits of works both well and little known, and explores the assumptions behind and the persistence of stereotypes associated with the consequences of the Vietnam War. It examines the role of women in fiction, the importance of gender in Vietnam representation, and the mythic patterns in Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Essayists sharply scrutinize American values, conduct, and conscience as they are revealed in the craft of Tim O’Brien, Philip Caputo, Michael Herr, Stephen Wright, David Rabe, Bruce Weigl, and others.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Adolescent Experience in the Nonfiction Narratives
26
Narrative Style in Vietnam War Novels
56
Vietnam Writing and the Paradoxical Paradigm of Nomenclature
62
Philip Caputos A Rumor of
74
Fact Fiction and Metafiction in James Park Sloans War Games
88
David Rabes Theater of War and Remembering
105
Images of Alienation in Sticks and Bones
136
Vietnam War Novels of Return
147
Bruce Weigls The Monkey Wars
160
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